Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art: Volume 20, Number 1, Spring / Summer 2021

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Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art is the first English language journal to focus on Chinese contemporary art and culture. Each bi-monthly issue features scholarly essays on topical issues, interviews with artists and curators, conference proceedings, and critical commentary on exhibitions and books. Yishu offers a platform for a wide range of voices who are living and telling the story of contemporary Chinese art from a diversity of perspectives, and who provide dialogue and debate around current visual and literary forms produced within what constitutes an expanded understanding of contemporary Chinese art.

Inside this issue
Historical Watermarks: Tao Yongbai Reveals the Unwritten Histories of Women Artists in China
by Xie Congyang
p. 8
Moving in Step with the Century: Tracing the Historical Footfalls of Chinese Women’s Art
by Tao Yongbai
p. 9
The Latest F Word: Undercurrents of Feminism in the Practices of Four Chinese Women Artists
by Julie Chun
p. 21
After Communism and Capitalism: On Jen Liu’s Political Economy of Matter
by Stephanie Bailey
p. 37
On Representations of Sex and Race in Ye Funa’s Odalisque Funa and After Dinner Party
by Clara Che Wei Peh
p. 47
Censorship and Stereotypes of Senior Women in Chinese Visual Culture
by Yan Zhou
p. 57
A Queer Way of Life: Ren Hang’s Photograph
by Anthony Hongwei Bao
p. 67
Angels Wear White: Sexuality, Marriage, Family, Sisterhood, and a New Feminist Consciousness in Chinese Films
by Andrew Stooke
p. 81
I am your Monolith, 2020
by Zhang O
p. 90
A Diary of the Lockdown Lifted
by Zhang Zhihao
p. 99
The Record of the Month of Wu Yin in the Year of Gengzi
by Lan Lan
p. 100
Returns to the Homeplace: Personal Topographies of Memory in Contemporary Art from China
by Roberto Figliulo
p. 105
More than Forms: Decoding Circles in the Works of Zhang Jianjun and Yu Youhan
by Li Yiqing
p. 113
Resistance Is Not Always Futile: Reflecting on Taiwanese Art Collective Nation Oxygen
by Hsu Shih-Yu
p. 129
Miffed About Miffy: Feng Feng Stirs Up an Age-old Debate on Artistic Shanzhai
by Gu Ling
p. 137