© 2015

Issues of Contemporary Art and Aesthetics in Chinese Context


Part of the Chinese Contemporary Art Series book series (CCAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Eva Kit Wah Man
    Pages 1-4

About this book


This book discusses how China’s transformations in the last century have shaped its arts and its philosophical aesthetics. For instance, how have political, economic and cultural changes shaped its aesthetic developments? Further, how have its long-standing beliefs and traditions clashed with modernizing desires and forces, and how have these changes materialized in artistic manifestations? In addition to answering these questions, this book also brings Chinese philosophical concepts on aesthetics into dialogue with those of the West, making an important contribution to the fields of art, comparative aesthetics and philosophy.


Chinese Ink Painting Chinese Philosophical Models Contemporary Art Experimental Painting Feminist Aesthetics Philosophical Aesthetics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept of Humanities and Creative WritingHong Kong Baptist UnivHongkongHong Kong

About the authors

Professor Eva Kit Wah Man got her PhD from Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently Executive Associate Dean of Graduate School and a professor of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Her academic research areas include Comparative Aesthetics, Neo-Confucian Philosophy, Feminist Aesthetics and philosophy, Gender Studies and Cultural Studies. She has published numerous referred journal articles, creative prose writings and academic books in Philosophy and Aesthetics. She is also writing columns for Hong Kong Economic Journal on philosophy and art. She hosts cultural programmes for Radio Television Hong Kong. In 2004, she acts as Fullbright Scholar at U C Berkeley, U.S. She is appointed as the Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) women chair of Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2009-2010. She is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetics, International Association of Aesthetics and the Chinese Association of Aesthetics

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Issues of Contemporary Art and Aesthetics in Chinese Context
  • Authors Eva Kit Wah Man
  • Series Title Chinese Contemporary Art Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Chinese Contemporary Art Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-46509-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51650-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-46510-3
  • Series ISSN 2199-9058
  • Series E-ISSN 2199-9066
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 103
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Aesthetics
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