From Shanghai to Ohio: Woo Chong Yung (Wu Zhongxiong), 1898-1989

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Category: The arts

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Giles

ISBN: 9781913875503

RRP: $110.00


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This brand-new, lavishly illustrated, publication features over 90 works by Woo Chong Yung, (Wu Zhongxiong), most of which have never been published or publicly displayed. Woo Chong Yung, (Wu Zhongxiong), (1898 1989), also known in the USA as C. Y. Woo, was a highly accomplished painter, calligrapher, and poet from Shanghai. During the 1920s to 1940s, Woo was at the center of China’s cultural world, feted in art circles in both Shanghai and Beijing. However, faced with political persecution in the 1960s, he migrated to Ohio before the onset of the Cultural Revolution. Once in the United States, he became an active presence in the local community, teaching classes in Chinese painting and martial arts, exhibiting and lecturing in local colleges, and contributing his talents to local arts councils and ethnic festivals in Columbus and central Ohio. His lifetime works were collected exclusively by Cincinnati Art Museum and the Frank Museum of Art at Otterbein University which, until now, have gone unseen by the public. This ground-breaking catalog illustrates Woo’s unique position in Chinese painting history. His remarkable experience of emigrating from China in the face of political persecution in the 1960s and becoming an American utterly transformed and reshaped both his life and painting. AUTHORS: Hou-mei Sung is curator of East Asian Art, Cincinnati Art Museum. Julia F. Andrews is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History of Art, the Ohio State University. Kuiyi Shen is professor of Asian Art History, Theory, and Criticism, vice chair and director of Ph.D. Program, University of California, San Diego. SELLING POINTS: . Features 100 paintings and calligraphy works by Woo Chong Yung, (Wu Zhongxiong), (1898 1989). . Most of these works have never been published or publicly displayed before. 110 colour illustrations

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