My Life as an Art Soldier in Mao’s China: Art and Politics

Modern China Studies, 2011

27 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2020

Date Written: March 30, 2011

Abstract

The author narrates how in Mao's China his personal experience took unexpected turns when China dramatically transformed politically, economically, and culturally, and how he in reacting to these overwhelming changes evolved from an initial role of artist to student activist, businessman, political prisoner and academic. The article focuses on the relationship between art and politics in Mao's China and how the two evolved into what the author characterizes as "market communism" in today’s China.

Keywords: Mao's China, arts and politics, market communism

Suggested Citation

Li, Shaomin, My Life as an Art Soldier in Mao’s China: Art and Politics (March 30, 2011). Modern China Studies, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1799312

Shaomin Li (Contact Author)

Old Dominion University ( email )

Norfolk, VA 23529-0222
United States

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