Museum Representations of Maoist China – lecture

Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be delivering a lecture to Asian Art and its Markets semester programme students at the Sotheby’s Institute in London on the subject of my forthcoming book.  During the session I’ll be showing some YouTube clips of the yangbanxi (‘Eight Model Works’) and a few other bits and pieces, including this lovely film of Barbara Mittler talking about the ‘transcultural flow’ of the Mao image between China and the West and back again…and back again!

I’m also planning to show Jeffrey Lewis’ genius ‘History of Communist China’ – the perfect introduction to the Cultural Revolution.

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