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BOOK REVIEW

First Among Equals?

Long awaited and much needed, it’s time to find out if
The Art of Modern China lives up to expectations . . .

THE ART OF MODERN CHINA by Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen. Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, 2012. Softcover with color illustrations, 384 pages.

With China’s economic rise has come a reassessment, both internal and external, of its cultural patrimony. “Modern Chinese Art” as a subject area within art history is finally finding its place in Western institutions, where it has been selectively and prudently…

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