Refracted Modernity: Visual Culture and Identity in Colonial Taiwan

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Since the mid-1990s Taiwanese artists have been responsible for shaping much of the international contemporary art scene, yet studies on modern Taiwanese art published outside of Taiwan are scarce. The nine essays collected here present different perspectives on Taiwanese visual culture and landscape during the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945), focusing variously on travel writings, Western and Japanese/Oriental-style paintings, architecture, aboriginal material culture, and crafts. Issues addressed include the imagined ...

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Refracted Modernity: Visual Culture and Identity in Colonial Taiwan
2007, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824830502

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