Modern China Studies
The author narrates how in Mao's China his personal experience took unexpected turns when China dramatically transformed politically, economically, and culturally, and how in reacting to these overwhelming changes he evolved from the role of artist to student activist, businessman, political prisoner and academic. The article focuses on the relationship between art and politics in Mao's China and how the two evolved into what the author characterizes as "market communism" in today’s China.
Original Publication Citation
Shaomin, L. (2011). My life as an art soldier in Mao's China: Art and politics. Modern China Studies, 18(2), 55-82.
Li, Shaomin, "My Life as an Art Soldier in Mao's China: Art and Politics" (2011). Management Faculty Publications. 53.