Selling Happiness

Selling Happiness

by Ellen Laing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824827643

ISBN-13: 9780824827649

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

As the first substantial investigation of commercial art in China, Selling Happiness explains how the early twentieth century Chinese public came in accept Western style art as mainstream and the heretofore ignored process by which the Chinese art world became (in some sectors at least) thoroughly cosmopolitan. A monumental study of the most important genre of modern…  See more details below

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As the first substantial investigation of commercial art in China, Selling Happiness explains how the early twentieth century Chinese public came in accept Western style art as mainstream and the heretofore ignored process by which the Chinese art world became (in some sectors at least) thoroughly cosmopolitan. A monumental study of the most important genre of modern Chinese commercial art, this volume will appeal not only to historians of Chinese art but also to those interested in literary, economic, and social history. It will be an essential resource for comparative studies of visual culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824827649
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Chinese popular prints in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Shanghai43
Ch. 3Production and marketing of advertisement calendar posters in China61
Ch. 4Early calendar posters and Zhang Zhiying79
Ch. 5Shanghai beauties and fresh starts in the second decade of the twentieth century : Zhou Muqiao95
Ch. 6New techniques and themes : Zheng Mantuo and Xu Yongqing115
Ch. 7Newspaper advertisements, advertisement calendar posters, and Chinese paintings : Xie Zhiguang139
Ch. 8Artists at British American tobacco : Liang Dingming, Hu Boxiang, Ni Gengye, and Zhang Guangyu171
Ch. 9The Zhiying studio : Hang Zhiying, Jin Xuechen, and Li Mubai199
Ch. 10Calendar poster artists under the people's Republic of China 1949-1980223

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