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‘Intoxicating Shanghai’ – An Urban Montage Art and Literature in Pictorial Magazines during Shanghai’s Jazz Age

Posted: April 19th, 2020 | 1 Comment »

An intersting new book from Paul Bevan out now…

In Intoxicating Shanghai Paul Bevan explores the work of a number of Chinese modernist figures in the fields of literature and the visual arts, with an emphasis on the literary group the New-sensationists and its equivalents in the Shanghai art world, examining the work of these figures as it appeared in pictorial magazines. It undertakes a detailed examination into the significance of the pictorial magazine as a medium for the dissemination of literature and art during the 1930s. The research locates the work of these artists and writers within the context of wider literary and art production in Shanghai, focusing on art, literature, cinema, music, and dancehall culture, with a specific emphasis on 1934 – ‘The Year of the Magazine’.

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One Comment on “‘Intoxicating Shanghai’ – An Urban Montage Art and Literature in Pictorial Magazines during Shanghai’s Jazz Age”

  1. 1 AmaIng said at 9:08 pm on April 21st, 2020:

    Hi. I am very interesting in Shanghai in the 1930s. Was winding if you had any information on Radio at that time. I am doing a project with my students. Focusing on a time when radio was the main source of entertainment. Looking for pictures of people listening back then and what a typical programme was. I’ve found a few things on the internet but I’m trying to get them to make a connection with how life has been during the lockdown and how people today are being linked by Social media. :). Any help or pointing in the right direction would help. Cheers. Marla Anderson.


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