Leading with Hsingyuan Tsao's essay, the book frames the question of Chineseness within two larger problems: how contemporary Chinese art has been received globally and how signs of traditional Chinese culture have been interpreted within these works. Tsao traces the differences in Xu Bing's adoption of Western art ideas before and after his move to New York in 1989. While she sees his latter work as intercultural, she argues that Xu, like other celebrated diaspora artists, has "been accepted in the West as a part of difference, not as a part of influence" (p. 28). The possibility of countering this imbalance takes a regional turn with Kazuko KamedaMadar's essay, in which she maps out the historical transmission of Chinese scripts and Confucian and Daoist cosmologies into Korea and Japan. By tracing the shared parent language in Xu's 2000 interactive installation Shen Wai Shen, she argues that this emphasis could be the basis for a "sociopolitical reconciliation" for an East Asian alliance, which could be drafted to counter Euro-American power. The final essay by Jerome Silbergeld offers an interesting counterpoint to these assertions of place-based classifications as he reads Xu Bing's works as "neither East nor West" and instead locates the artist alongside painters and filmmakers who produce work that "creates and operates in a world of its own" (p. 195).
Seen all together, the authors' distinct positions interrogate and model the challenges of defining cultural identity. Positioning Richard Vinograd's essay alongside Hsingyuan Tsao's, for example, allows for instructive approaches to context and category. While Vinograd also considers Chinese artists' strategies for "re-engagement with the international art world" (p. 97), he focuses on the artistic preoccupation with language and the natural world. Mining "nature" for its numerous associations, from land art to bio-art and strategies of camouflage, Vinograd examines how language is often denied legibility and familiarity in these seemingly "natural" mediums and contexts. Even while he acknowledges the deep cultural practices that run through diaspora artists' works, the author studies Xu Bing alongside artists working inside China with similar tactics, such as Qiu Zhijie, Huang Yan, and Song Dong. His exploration of the various facets of nature offers a fruitful theme for thinking through Xu's work that doesn't rely on such an explicit inside/outside approach.
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