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Liu Kang: Essays on Art and Culture is a testament to the inexorable passion of an artist who knew no boundaries. This collection of essays, which Liu Kang wrote over 44 years, offers an insight into the artist’s myriad interests as well as his contributions as a first generation Nanyang artist and art educator. Translated into English for this volume, Liu Kang’s essays are accompanied by commentaries and photographs of the artist-author and his subjects.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Copyright, Title Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Photographs and Other Archival Materials
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  1. Editorial Note
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  1. Cosmopolitanising the Modernised Chinese Painting: Liu Kang on Art
  2. Yow Siew Kah
  3. pp. 10-16
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  1. Essays from 1937 to 1950
  1. Cultivating Art in Singapore: 1937–1950
  2. Yow Siew Kah
  3. pp. 18-20
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  1. The Voice of the Motherland
  2. pp. 21-23
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  1. Wen Hsi and His Art
  2. pp. 24-25
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  1. A Self-Sufficient Revival
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  1. Commemorative Post-War Art Festival
  2. pp. 28-30
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  1. Sunyee and Her Art
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  1. The Arts and Life
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  1. The Strength of Chinese Culture
  2. pp. 41-44
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  1. Tan Tsze Chor and his Collection of Rare Calligraphy and Paintings
  2. pp. 45-48
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  1. Essays from 1951 to 1960
  1. Nanyang Folk Culture in Modern Chinese Art: 1951–1960
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  3. pp. 50-53
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  1. The Art of Zhang Liying [Georgette Chen]
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  1. Trip to Bali
  2. pp. 57-62
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  1. In Memory of Huang Binhong
  2. pp. 63-64
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  1. Huang Pao-fang and his Exhibition of Interior Decoration
  2. pp. 65-67
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  1. Gravel of the River–Nurturing New Life
  2. pp. 68-86
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  1. Essays from 1961 to 1980
  1. A Chinese Scholar in Singapore: 1961–1980
  2. Yow Siew Kah
  3. pp. 88-90
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  1. What is the Centre for Southeast Asian Art?
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  1. Foreword for the Society of Chinese Artists' Thirtieth Anniversary Magazine [Excerpt]
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  1. Young Artists: Wee Kong Chai and Yeo Kim Seng
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  1. About Xu Beihong [Excerpt]
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  1. Yeh Chi Wei and the Ten Man Art Exhibition
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  1. Applied Arts and the Future of Our Country
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  1. Chi Wei in the Last Ten Years
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  1. Eastern and Western Cultures, and Art in Singapore
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  1. Images
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  1. Fu Lei and Fu Ts'ong
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  1. Music and Painting
  2. pp. 151-166
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  1. The Definition of an Intellectual
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  1. Liu Haisu and Contemporary Chinese Art
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  1. The State of Art in Singapore and its Future Development
  2. pp. 180-194
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  1. Chen Jen Hao: Artist and Teacher
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  1. Matisse, Great Master of Twentieth-Century Art
  2. pp. 200-209
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  1. Ho Ho Ying, Initiator of Modern Art [Excerpt]
  2. pp. 210-211
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  1. I Love India
  2. pp. 212-213
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  1. Medical Science and Art
  2. pp. 214-217
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  1. Modern French Ballet
  2. pp. 218-221
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  1. Art Exhibition to Commemorate the International Year of Women
  2. pp. 222-223
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  1. Woodblock Painting: Re-creating Art
  2. pp. 224-225
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  1. Lien Shih Sheng: A Close Friend
  2. pp. 226-231
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  1. Minor Paintings
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  1. Chua Soo Pong: As He Is
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  1. The Eleventh National Day Art Exhibition
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  1. Western Painting in Singapore in the Last 45 Years
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  1. Index
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