A Defiant Brush: Su Renshan and 19th-Century Guangdong

Dr. Yeewan Koon’s new book A Defiant Brush: Su Renshan and the Politics of Painting in Early 19th-Century Guangdong has been published.

“As the Opium War unfold in Guangdong Province, the painter Su Renshan (1814—c.1850) exploded onto the art scene with a bold, paradigm-turning new voice. A Defiant Brush takes a fresh look at this underappreciated artist in the context of a nascent Chinese modernism…”

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