B O O K R E V I E W : P A I N T I N G H I S T O R Y: CH I N A’ S R E V O L U T I O N I N A G L O B A L C O N T E X T John Clark – TAASA Review March 2020
Painting History: China’s Revolution in a Global Context Shen Jiawei (ed.
Mabel Lee) Amherst, N.Y., Cambria Press, 2018 RRP: Hardback $141, paperback $32; 300 pages with 52 colour illustrations Shen Jiawei is a Chinese Australian oil painter of historical themes and portraits who has settled down in Australia since 1989.
He has done many portraits of distinguished Australians as well as continued painting large scale panoramas of historical figures which he started in China. In this book, Shen Jiawei provides historical details and anecdotes for each of his major paintings or painting series...