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Staging Art and Chineseness: The Politics of Trans/Nationalism and Global Expositions

Jane Chin Davidson


Staging art and Chineseness is about the politics of borders ascribed to Chinese contemporary art and the identification of artists by locations and exhibitions. The paradoxical subject of Chineseness is central to this inquiry, which begins with the question, what does the term Chinese Art mean in the aftermath of the globalized shift in art? Through an exploration of embodied and performative representations (including eco-feminist performances) by artists from China and diasporic locations, the case studies in this book put to the test the very premise of the genealogical inscription for cu ... More

Keywords: Chinese contemporary art, performance art performativity, bodily-oriented art, eco-feminism, biennials triennials global expositions, 1980s–1990s Chinese experimental art movement, Chineseness, global capitalism transnationalism, global art history, borders citizenship homeland diaspora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526139788
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526139795


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Chin Davidson, author
California State University, San Bernardino