Art History Professor Kuiyi Shen wins the

ICAS 2013 Book Prize in the Humanities

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) has recognized The Art of Modern China (University of California Press, 2012) with the 2013 Book Prize in the Humanities. The Art of Modern China was co-authored by Shen and Julie F. Andrews and has been awarded as an outstanding English language work in the field of Asian studies. The ICAS reading committee commented that the book "is extremely well-written, a superb work that achieves the most difficult tasks; a single volume that will inform newcomers and specialists alike. It can truly be said that if you read only one work on the subject, this should be it."

About ICAS Book Prize

The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) has been established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. It aims to create an international focus for publications on Asia while increasing their worldwide visibility. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding English-language works in the field of Asia Studies. Also prizes will be awarded to the best dissertation in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. In 2007 the Colleagues Choice Award was established following numerous requests to give the academic community the opportunity to voice their choice. Votes can be cast online through the IBP Polling Booth from 1 April - 20 June 2013.

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The Art of Modern China

Julia F. Andrews (Author),
Kuiyi Shen (Author)

An Ahmanson-Murphy Fine Arts Book

Paperback, 384 pages
ISBN: 9780520271067
September 2012
$39.95, £27.95


In the early twenty-first century, China occupies a place on center stage in the international art world. But what does it mean to be a Chinese artist in the modern age? This first comprehensive study of modern Chinese art history traces its evolution chronologically and thematically from the Age of Imperialism to the present day. Julia Andrews and Kuiyi Shen pay particular attention to the dynamic tension between modernity and tradition, as well as the interplay of global cosmopolitanism and cultural nationalism. This lively, accessible, and beautifully illustrated text will serve and enlighten scholars, students, collectors, and anyone with an interest in Asian art and artists.

For more information on the book, please visit the University of California Press website at:

Book cover image courtesy of the University of California Press

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