Fengyang guniang (Maidens of Fengyang)

This woodcut, by an artist called Fang Wenxing, was reproduced in Zhonghua huabao (Chinese Pictorial) 1.4 (November 1943). The importance of the muke (woodcut) form to artistic practice in occupied China has been almost entirely overlooked in the literature. The muke form has hitherto been associated with the art of resistance in China, despite being an important part of “occupation” visual cultures as well.

Date

November 1943

Artist/Creator

Fang Wenxing 方文星

Medium

Woodcut

Theme

Rural Pacification

Case Studies

Japanese-occupied China
(1937-1945)

Keywords

children, villages, women

Further information

Source

Shanghai Library

Source Reference Details

Modern Documents Reading Room

Permissions/Acknowledgements

Shanghai Library

COTCA Identifier

SL-0003

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