China’s Discovery off Zao Wou-Ki

Apr 16, 2013 9:03PM

By Chiu-Ti Jansen

Zao Wou-ki (known as Zhao Wuji in China, 1921-2013) discovered China in Paris, years after he moved to the city in 1948 on the eve of the Communist takeover of China. Fifty years later, China discovered Zao after he accompanied French President Jacques Chirac on a state visit to China in 1997. Will China re-discover Zao in the wake of his recent passing as a top selling contemporary Chinese artist?
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Chiu-Ti Jansen is the founder of China Happeningsa multimedia and advisory platform that focuses on the lifestyle and cultural industries of contemporary China. Follow her on Twitter at @chiutijansen.