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    DescriptionA lively and opinionated romp through China's contemporary art scene, "Wild, Wild East" is based on firsthand encounters with the artists, dealers, collectors, curators and auction specialists who have made Chinese contemporary art the fastest growing sector of the international art market. This is the first book to take stock of China's commercial art boom, the rapid development of its institutions and the biographies of its major players. It conveys the thrill of the current gold-rush atmosphere, but also investigates the pitfalls of the scene: corruption, government censorship and conflicts of interest. The author, Barbara Pollack, is an experienced journalist and art critic who has been reporting on China's developing art scene since 1997. With unparalleled access to the major figures both in the country and elsewhere, she is unafraid to ask, "Is this the emperor's new clothes?" of this country once ruled by emperors, and now managed by post-Mao millionaires.


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    Title
    Wild Wild East
    Subtitle
    An American Art Critic's Adventures in China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Pollack
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 204
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789881803498
    ISBN 10: 9881803497
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: ACX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25810
    B&T Approval Code: A19240000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000, ART019000, ART015110
    B&T Approval Code: A02080000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 07
    DC22: 709.51
    Thema V1.0: AB, AGA, NHF
    Illustrations note
    75 col & b/w
    Publisher
    Timezone 8
    Imprint name
    Timezone 8
    Publication date
    31 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Hong Kong