Ten Questions for Authors: Contemporary Queer Chinese Art

‘If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?’ This is a well-known philosophical question about observation and perception. While there are no actual trees falling in Contemporary Queer Chinese Art, the question remains pertinent: If no one knows about the existence of queer artists and artworks, can they still be said to exist? Do they still matter? As the first edited collection on the topic, Contemporary Queer Chinese Art opens a window on a fascina...

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