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What is Queer About Queer Chinese Art?

Bao, Hongwei; Mergenthaler, Diyi; Zhao, Jamie J.

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Diyi Mergenthaler

Jamie J. Zhao


Diyi Mergenthaler

Jamie J. Zhao


In this introductory chapter, we first explain the keywords crucial to our analysis, theorization and discussion, including queerness, Chineseness and contemporary art. We then move on to a brief overview of the key chapters and themes in the book, which is contextualized in the Chinese avant-garde art movement, feminist art practices and transnational queer movement, as well as international exhibition and curating cultures. These material and historical contexts have played a key role in the emergence and development of contemporary queer Chinese art in multiple forms, styles and media, and with local, regional and global ramifications.


Bao, H., Mergenthaler, D., & Zhao, J. J. (2023). What is Queer About Queer Chinese Art?. In H. Bao, D. Mergenthaler, & J. J. Zhao (Eds.), Contemporary Queer Chinese Art. Bloomsbury Publishing

Online Publication Date Jun 15, 2023
Publication Date Jul 13, 2023
Deposit Date Feb 26, 2023
Publicly Available Date Dec 16, 2023
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Series Title Queering China: Transnational Genders and Sexualities
Book Title Contemporary Queer Chinese Art
Chapter Number 1
ISBN 9781350333512
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