Shang gong (Off to work)

This woodcut, by an artist called Gu Yihua, 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 almost exclusively associated with the art of resistance in China, despite being an important part of “occupation” visual cultures throughout the war.

Date

November 1943

Artist/Creator

Gu Yihua 顧藝華

Medium

Woodcut

Theme

New Citizens Movement

Case Studies

Japanese-occupied China
(1937-1945)

Keywords

factory, women, work

Further information

Source

Shanghai Library

Source Reference Details

Modern Documents Reading Room

Permissions/Acknowledgements

Shanghai Library

COTCA Identifier

SL-0004

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