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The Rise of Modern China (2018/2023)
Artist Book, Artistic Research, Exhibition
180×265mm, 200 pages, Edition of 50
First Edition, June 2018
220×310mm, 180+4 pages, Edition of 30
Second Edition, November 2023


















Artist
Wai Lun Hsu

Concept
Wai Lun Hsu,  Lai Ping So

Layout & Typography
Lai Ping So

Printing

Das Druckhaus Beineke Dickmanns GmbH, Düsseldorf
PPP Pre Print Partner GmbH & CO. KG, Köln

Binding & Production
mmmmor studio

Publisher
mmmmor studio, Düsseldorf 

Special Thanks

Lillian Liu Hiu Ying, Hannes Norberg, Thyra Schmidt

Buchbinderei Mergemeier

ISBN 978-3-00-061657-0
Edition of 50


















































Mark
The Rise of Modern China
(TC) 
中國近代史
ISBN 978-3-00-061657-0
180×265mm, 200 pages, Edition of 50
First Edition, June 2018
220×310mm, 180+4 pages, Edition of 30
Second Edition, November 2023
Artist’s Book, Artistic Research, Exhibition
First Edition, June 2018 ︎︎︎

This title is derived from the scholarly historical publication‭, ‬The Rise of Modern China‭, ‬first published by Oxford University‭ ‬Press in the United States in 1970‭. ‬Originally written in English‭, ‬the book was translated into Traditional Chinese and published in Hong Kong in 2001‭. ‬It was published in Simplified Chinese in China in 2008‭. ‬In the Simplified Chinese edition‭, ‬eleven chapters‭, ‬or over 200‭ ‬pages‭, ‬are erased‭.‬

The Rise of Modern China‭ (‬2018‭) ‬now republishes the removed pages from the original edition‭. ‬Most of the content on these pages‭ ‬was eliminated‭, ‬leaving only year dates‭, ‬in the system of the Gregorian calendar‭. ‬This work not only addresses the‭ (‬well-known‭) ‬censorship regime of contemporary China‭, ‬but is also an attempt to address historiography‭, ‬and the way national histories are written‭.‬

In the First Edition‭, ‬all of the 50‭ ‬copies were hand-binded‭, ‬with glue and blackened binding gauze‭. ‬Intentionally‭, ‬the book does‭ ‬not include any publishing information‭, ‬neither on its cover‭, ‬back-cover or spine‭. ‬All the imageries on it are unidentified‭, ‬except the year dates‭. ‬The book was designed to become an incomplete book‭, ‬like one fragment torn out from a book‭.‬

The book was printed in Germany‭, ‬published in the Netherlands in 2018‭, ‬and subsequently showcased in two exhibitions‭: ‬An Imperfection Often Concealed ‭– Graduation Show in Royal Academy of Art‭, ‬KABK‭ (‬The Hague/NL‭); ‬On Your Own 2018‭ – Gallery Haagse Kunstkring‭ (‬The Hague/NL‭).‬

 本計劃衍生自一部歷史學術著作:The Rise of Modern China。其英文原版由牛津大學出版社於 1970 年在美國出版;後於 2001 年,在香港發行《中國近代史》正體中文翻譯版,再於 2008 年在中國發行同名簡體中文版。然而,在簡體中文版本中, 有十一個章節(超過二百頁之內容)被刪減。
  新版 The Rise of Modern China (2018) 抽選在簡體中文版中,被刪節內容之英文原版對應頁數,同時以蓄意塗污及覆蓋絕大部份內容、只清楚保留當中西元年份之方式,重新印刷出版。不只在於揭示(眾所周知的)當代中國審查制度的運作模式,並探討歷史編纂學及國族歷史(被)撰寫與形塑之過程。
  初版50本全為人手釘裝,以黑紗布膠封書脊。在設計上,書的封面和封底特意去除所有出版資料,除年份數字之外,並無任何可辨識的文字或影像。用意在呈現一本不完整的書,彷彿一本書被強行撕掉了的一部分。
  本書在2018年於德國印刷、荷蘭發表,並在同年展示於 Royal Academy of Art, KABK 的畢業展 An Imperfection Often Concealed(荷蘭海牙);以及畫廊 Haagse Kunstkring 的 On Your Own 2018 展覽(荷蘭海牙)。




↑ full video of the project (First Edition, June 2018)
Artist    Wai Lun Hsu
Concept    Wai Lun Hsu, Lai Ping So
Layout & Typography    Lai Ping So
Printing    Das Druckhaus Beineke Dickmanns GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany
Binding & Production    mmmmor studio
Publisher    mmmmor studio, Düsseldorf, Germany
Special Thanks    Lillian Liu Hiu Ying
 
ISBN 978-3-00-061657-0
Edition of 50

Mark

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