East Asia by the Book! CEAS Author Talks: Peggy Wang - "The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art"

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Peggy Wang

Peggy Wang will discuss The Future History of Contemporary Chinese Art. 

Presented in partnership with the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies


About the book: During the 1980s and 1990s, a group of Chinese artists (Zhang Xiaogang, Wang Guangyi, Sui Jianguo, Zhang Peili, and Lin Tianmiao) ascended to new heights of international renown. Peggy Wang offers a corrective to previous appraisals, demonstrating how their works address fundamental questions about the forms, meanings, and possibilities of art.

About the author: Peggy Wang is Associate Professor of Art History and Asian Studies at Bowdoin College. Professor Wang teaches the span of Asian art history, from the pre-modern to the contemporary era. Her research explores how meanings and histories are constructed in light of cultural globalization.

About CEAS: The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and its three Committees — the Committee on Japanese Studies, the Committee on Chinese Studies, and the Committee on Korean Studies — work to enhance opportunities available to scholars both in the United States and abroad, and to foster communication and inter-disciplinary collaboration among the community of professors and students at the University of Chicago and throughout the wider East Asian Studies community.

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