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Art Worlds: Artists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai

Roberta Wue


The growth of Shanghai in the late nineteenth century gave rise to an exciting new art world in which a flourishing market in popular art became a highly visible part of the treaty port’s commercialized culture. Art Worlds examines the relationship between the city’s visual artists and their urban audiences. Through a discussion of images ranging from fashionable painted fans to lithograph-illustrated magazines, the book explores how popular art intersected with broader cultural trends. It also investigates the multiple roles played by the modern Chinese artist as image-maker, entrepreneur, ce ... More

Keywords: Art History, Chinese Art, Art Market, Painting, Print, Shanghai

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208463
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208463.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roberta Wue, author
University of California