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The Resource 1000 years of joys and sorrows : a memoir, Ai Weiwei ; translated by Allan H. Barr

1000 years of joys and sorrows : a memoir, Ai Weiwei ; translated by Allan H. Barr

Label
1000 years of joys and sorrows : a memoir
Title
1000 years of joys and sorrows
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Ai Weiwei ; translated by Allan H. Barr
Title variation
One thousand years of joys and sorrows
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his widely anticipated memoir, Ai Weiwei-one of the world's most famous artists and activists-tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father, Ai Qing, the nation's most celebrated poet. Hailed as "the most important artist working today" by the Financial Times and as "an eloquent and unsilenceable voice of freedom" by The New York Times, Ai Weiwei has written a sweeping memoir that presents a remarkable history of China over the last 100 years while illuminating his artistic process. Once an intimate of Mao Zedong, Ai Weiwei's father was branded a rightist during the Cultural Revolution, and he and his family were banished to a desolate place known as "Little Siberia," where Ai Qing was sentenced to hard labor cleaning public toilets. Ai Weiwei recounts his childhood in exile, and his difficult decision to leave his family to study art in America, where he befriended Allen Ginsberg and was inspired by Andy Warhol. With candor and wit, he details his return to China and his rise from artistic unknown to art world superstar and international human rights activist-and how his work has been shaped by living under a totalitarian regime. Ai Weiwei's sculptures and installations have been viewed by millions around the globe, and his architectural achievements include helping to design the iconic Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing. His political activism has long made him a target of the Chinese authorities, which culminated in months of secret detention without charge in 2011. Here, for the first time, Ai Weiwei explores the origins of his exceptional creativity and passionate political beliefs through his own life story and that of his father, whose own creativity was stifled. At once ambitious and intimate, 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows offers a deep understanding of the myriad forces that have shaped modern China, and serves as a timely reminder of the urgent need to protect freedom of expression"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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11012741
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ai, Weiwei
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Barr, Allan Hepburn
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True
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  • Ai, Weiwei
  • Ai, Weiwei
  • Expatriate artists
  • Artists
  • Dissenters, Artistic
  • Artists
  • Dissenters, Artistic
  • Expatriate artists
  • Autobiographies
  • China
  • Great Britain
Label
1000 years of joys and sorrows : a memoir, Ai Weiwei ; translated by Allan H. Barr
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593240694
Lccn
2021028838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1257316984
  • 864623
Label
1000 years of joys and sorrows : a memoir, Ai Weiwei ; translated by Allan H. Barr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593240694
Lccn
2021028838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1257316984
  • 864623

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