Flow China

( 流动·中国 )


The multitudes of Chinese immigrants worldwide have made it possible for one to say that there are two Chinas with somewhat different cultures, mainland China and overseas China. Renowned photographer Lau Pok Chi, as one of the overseas Chinese, has captured the discrepancy between the “real” China and the overseas China. His fascination with the strong will of survival in Chinese people has led him to places all over the world, as he seeks to bring the “overseas” culture into his photos. Lau spends no less energy on “Native” China, though. He has traveled to many places in China and recorded his findings on his trusty camera.

Flow/China presents the ordinary yet powerful connection between a motherland and immigrants through photography that is both fragmented and continuous. It induces one to think about the reasons for the uprising of China as a new power in the world.

Pok Chi Lau, born in Hong Kong in 1950. After working for one year in a dead-end job on the graveyard shift in an electronic factory, in 1969, he left for Canada and the United States to pursue a career in photography. In 1975 he was granted a BFA in Industrial and Scientific Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography, and in 1977, an MFA, specializing in social documentary photography at the California Institute of the Arts. For the last four decades, he has been documenting the Chinese Diaspora. His current project is multi-media and installation. He is a professor in the Design Department of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas.

  • New Hardcover 35*23 cm, 295 pp.


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Condition: New
ISBN: 9787811202403
Shipping Weight: 5lbs
Publisher: 汕头大学
Published: 2007

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