Guest Lecture: Dr. Kuiyi Shen's "Censorship in China"

September 26, 2011

Dr. Kuiyi Shen, Historian of modern & contemporary Chinese art at UCSD and Curator of exhibitions in China and the US, will speak about recent cases of censorship in the arts in China. In addition, he will reflect on intended and unintended consequences and discuss the ways in which censorship in China is challenged.

Dr. Shen is a Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. His research focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese art and Sino-Japanese art exchanges in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, exhibition catalogues, and articles, including A Century in Crisis: Tradition and Modernity in the Art of Twentieth Century China (New York, 1998); The Thunder and the Rain: Chinese Paintings from the Opium War to the Cultural Revolution (San Francisco, 2000); Word and Meaning (Buffalo, 2000); Zhou Brothers (Stuttgart, Germany, 2004), Shanghai Modern (Munich, Germany, 2005), Elegant Gathering (San Francisco, 2006), Mahjong: Art, Film and Change in China (Berkeley, 2008), Art and China’s Revolution (New York, 2008), Chinese Posters (Munich, 2009), Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future (Stanford, 2010), and Arts of Modern China (Berkeley, forthcoming).

He also maintains an active career as a curator. Among the exhibitions he has curated, the best known are A Century in Crisis: Tradition and Modernity in the Art of Twentieth Century China, held at the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao in 1998, and Chengdu Biennial in 2007. He is the recipient of fellowship awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Social Science Research Council, Luce Foundation, Blakemore Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Stanford University, and Leiden University.

This event is free and open to the public.

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This is part of the B-Word Project.