Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Journal)

ISSN 20517041 , ONLINE ISSN 2051705X

The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art seeks to explore the relationship between contemporary art and Chinese cultural identity in its broadest sense. This peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for critical debate into Zhongguo dangdai yishu, the ‘avant-garde', experimental and museum-based visual art produced as part of the liberalization of culture that has taken place within mainland China since 1978. It also explores works produced by artists of non-Chinese ethnicity who live and work within Chinese contexts or whose work has a strong relationship to Chinese culture, society and history.

Category: Visual Arts


Principal Editor

JIANG Jiehong
Birmingham City University, UK
joshua.jiang@bcu.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Paul GLADSTON
University of New South Wales, Australia

The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (JCCA) is a scholarly forum for the presentation of new research into and critical debate on or concerned with the subject of contemporary Chinese art.  The term ‘contemporary Chinese art' is now used widely in Anglophone contexts to denote various forms of ‘avant-garde', experimental and museum-based visual art produced as part of the liberalization of culture that has taken place within mainland China since the confirmation of Deng Xiaoping's programme of economic and social reforms in December 1978. The comparable term in mainland China and other mandarin Chinese speaking contexts is Zhongguo dangdai yishu, which can be translated literally into English as ‘Chinese contemporary art'.  Contemporary Chinese art, in all its differently located forms, is invariably characterized by a combination of images, attitudes and techniques appropriated from Western(ized) modernist and international postmodernist art with aspects of localized Chinese cultural thought and practice. It can therefore be understood to act as a locus for the translation of Westernized/international cultural thought and practice in relation to Chinese cultural contexts as well as Chinese cultural thought and practice in relation to international settings. This complex, multi-directional field of cultural translations comprises strongly contrasting visions of the significance of contemporary Chinese art. The JCCA seeks to uphold open and respectful critical debate by welcoming intellectually rigorous contributions extending across the widest possible interpretative spectrum.  The JCCA is conceived as a platform for the publication of high-quality writing in accordance with the established conventions of academic discourse. However, it does not limit itself solely to contributions from academic researchers. It is recognized that others working outside the Academy, including artists, curators and critics, have important insights into the nature and significance of contemporary Chinese art. Consequently, contributions to the JCCA from cultural practitioners and professionals working outside the Academy are strongly welcomed. There is also an understanding that while the JCCA seeks to uphold the highest academic standards in terms of editorial and peer-review, it should be open to innovative forms of presentation in support of differing interpretative perspectives. The JCCA's engagement with cultural institutions and cultural practitioners outside the Academy is intended not only as a means of supporting knowledge exchange but also the development of collaborative relationships between academics, artists and curators.


Principal Editor

JIANG Jiehong
Birmingham City University, UK
joshua.jiang@bcu.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Paul GLADSTON
University of New South Wales, Australia

Principal Editor

JIANG Jiehong
Birmingham City University, UK
joshua.jiang@bcu.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Paul GLADSTON
University of New South Wales, Australia

Principal Editor

JIANG Jiehong
Birmingham City University, UK
joshua.jiang@bcu.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Paul GLADSTON
University of New South Wales, Australia

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Archive


6.2&3: Everyday Legend: Reinventing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art6.1: Gender in Contemporary Chinese Art 
5.2 &3: Chinese Art outside the Art Space 
5.1: Contemporary Chinese Artists in the Globalized Art World
4.2&3: Making the New World: The Arts of China's Cultural Revolution
4.1: The World of Art Museums in China

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Aims and Scope
The Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art is a scholarly forum for new research into and critical debate on the subject of contemporary Chinese art. The journal welcomes contributions that address contemporary art produced in mainland China, Hong Kong-Macau and Taiwan as well as in relation to diasporic and trans-national Chinese cultural communities world-wide. The journal also welcomes contributions that address the relationship between Chinese cultural thought and practice and contemporary art of non-Chinese origin. The journal is open to non-standard contributions such as photographic essays and conversations for publication alongside its more usual peer-reviewed content.


Areas of research and debate that the journal will explore include, but are by no means limited to:

· Contemporary art with a relationship to Chinese society, culture and history

· Art-historical and critical writing related to the reception of contemporary Chinese art

· Curatorial theory and practice related to the exhibition/display of contemporary Chinese art

· Contemporary Chinese aesthetics (as seen from Chinese and non-Chinese cultural perspectives)

· The contemporary Chinese art market

· Issues of historical importance to the development of contemporary Chinese art (e.g. cultural interaction and exchange between China and the West prior to the emergence of contemporary Chinese art)

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Principal Editor

JIANG Jiehong
Birmingham City University, UK
joshua.jiang@bcu.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Paul GLADSTON
University of New South Wales, Australia

International Advisory Board

Julia F. ANDREWS
The Ohio State University, USA

Chris BERRY
King’s College London, UK

James ELKINS 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Harriet EVANS
University of Westminster, UK

GAO Minglu 
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Paul GLADSTON
University of New South Wales, Australia

Jonathan HARRIS
Birmingham City University, UK

HOU Hanru
MAXXI, Italy

Jason KUO
University of Maryland, USA

SHEN Kuiyi
University of California, San Diego, USA

Karen SMITH
OCAT Xi’an, China

WU Hung
University of Chicago, USA

Nuria QUEROL
Birmingham City University, UK

Hongwei BAO
University of Nottingham, UK

LU Xinghua
Tongji University, China

Editorial Board

Thomas BERGHUIS
University of Sydney, Australia

Katie HILL
Sotheby’s Institute of Art, UK

Ros HOLMES
University of Oxford, UK

Birgit HOPFENER
Carleton University, Canada

Beccy KENNEDY
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Franziska KOCH
University of Heidelberg, Germany

Monica MERLIN
Birmingham City University, UK

Juliane NOTH 
Free University Berlin, Germany

PAN Lu
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

TAN Chang
The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Wenny TEO
The Courtauld Institute of Art, UK

Wei Hsiu TUNG
National University of Tainan, Taiwan

WANG Meiqin
California State University, USA

PI Li
M+, Hong Kong

SHAO Yiyang
Central Academy of Fine Arts, China

WANG Chunchen
Central Academy of Fine Arts, China

ZHENG Bo
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Peggy WANG
Bowdoin College, USA

Frank VIGNERON
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Principal Editor

JIANG Jiehong
Birmingham City University, UK
joshua.jiang@bcu.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Paul GLADSTON
University of New South Wales, Australia

 
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Contents

  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


Contents

  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


Contents

  • Volume (5): Issue (2-3)
  • Cover date: 2018


Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (2&3)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2016


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2015


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2015


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2014


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2014


Principal Editor

JIANG Jiehong
Birmingham City University, UK
joshua.jiang@bcu.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Paul GLADSTON
University of New South Wales, Australia

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