This presentation by Meiqin Wang delves into Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China: Voices from Below, a book published in 2019. Discover the journey behind the book’s creation, its central theme, and the methodology that underpins it.

Uncover how this book shines a light on socially engaged art as a dynamic response to the challenges posed by China’s top-down, pro-urban, and profit-oriented societal transformations. Explore case studies that illustrate the transformative power of art in addressing critical issues and advocating for change.