My research centers on socially engaged art practices in contemporary China and Hong Kong. I am interested in the focus these projects have on building mutual, reciprocal relationships with different kinds of communities. Previously, I have worked extensively on the Bishan Commune project in rural Anhui Province, focusing on the utopian aspects of the project as well as the way it unfolded in a village in the Chinese countryside. I have a PhD degree in China Studies from Aarhus University, Denmark and for the time being, I am doing postdoctoral research with the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, while I work on my coming book The Bishan Commune and the Practice of Socially Engaged Art in Rural China (Palgrave Macmillan).
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Mai Corlin, PhD
Department of Fine Arts
Chinese University of Hong Kong