The most comprehensive， impactful collection of photography inChina to date， Contemporary Chinese Photographic Arts is avibrantly printed， oversized coffee table book featuring fifty ofthe most renowned Chinese photographers currently working in avariety of genres. From documentary photography to conceptualtableaus， from medium format portraits to digitally manipulateddream scenes， from black and white to enhanced color， the works inthis volume are designed to provoke and impress. An introductorysegment analyzes political， economic， historic， and artisticinfluences in China， which segues into intensely creative workorganized by theme： Urbanization and Globalization; Power， Spaceand Memory; Gender， Body， and Identity; Dialogues with Tradition;Borderlands and the Marginal; and Practices of Looking. The thirdsection of the book summarizes key happenings in the development ofChinese photography， including influential exhibitions， auctions，and events. The pieces presented are unified by the masterfultechnique of the photographers and， collected together， serve as amultifaceted view into the culture， identity， ideas， and spatialand political concepts of one of the world's most influentialnations.