Beyond Wilderness The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art

Gu Xiong has contributed to this book and is mentioned in page 214 and his art works are published on pages 207-209. You may purchase this book from the publisher’s website. The following paragraph is a brief description of this book taken from the publisher’s website. “Beyond Wilderness expands the public understanding of Canadian landscape representation,[…]

The Semblance of Identity

The front cover of this book features a photograph from Gu Xiong’s installation, You and I, which was edited by Rob Ehle, the designer of the book cover. The Semblance of Identity was published by Stanford University Press and authored by Christopher Lee. You may purchase this book from Amazon. The following paragraph is a brief description[…]

Pacific Canada: beyond the 49th parallel

Amerasia journal, Pacific Canada: beyond the 49th parallel, Vol 33, No. 2, 2007, featured Gu Xiong’s photograph from his I Am Who I am exhibition. This edition also includes a section featuring Gu Xiong’s group exhibition, Richgate, on pages 115-124. Amerasia Journal is an interdisciplinary academic journal covering Asian American studies. It was established in 1971 by editor-in-chief Lowell Chun-Hoon, publisher Don Nakanishi, and members[…]

The Yellow Pear

This book was published in 1997 by Arsenal Pulp Press/Burnaby Art Gallery. Gu Xiong came to Canada from China to find freedom and a new life, but with it came the uneasy feeling of being a stranger in a strange land, with customs, attitudes, and ways of living far different from what he and his[…]

The Boy in the Attic

This book was authored by Paul Yee and pictured by Gu Xiong. This book is the story of Seven-year-old Kai-ming Wong and his family who have just moved from their village in China to a big city in North America. Everything is new and different and Kai-ming is lonely. The children he sees playing outside speak[…]

Performance Art in China

Performance Art in China was published by Timezone 8, Beijing, China, 2006. Author of this book includes a section on page 87-88, featuring Gu Xiong’s theatrical performance staged in the China Art Gallery, Interior View. The following paragraph is a brief description of this book published on its cover: “Performance Art in China takes as[…]

Creative Expression Creative Eduation

The second section of this book, titled Ruminations on Creative, includes a sub-section from page 67-75 featuring Gu Xiong called In My Own Words. The sub-section includes a short biography of Gu Xiong, an essay by him, and a selective collection of his art works and poems. The following paragraphs is taken from Robert Kelly’s[…]

Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change

This book includes a chapter on pages 213-236 featuring one of Gu Xiong’s group project, The City of Richgate.  You may visit the exhibition page by clicking here. The following paragraph is a description of this book: Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change features illustrative articles describing the creative arts in research[…]

Chinese Contemporary Art History (1978-2008)

The author mentions Gu Xiong on pages (130-131). The text below is short description of the book. “Chinese Contemporary Art 1978-2008” was recently published and issued by Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House. In order to vividly and clearly present Chinese contemporary art, to make Chinese contemporary art history reach people’s horizons, the author has changed[…]

Art in Turmoil: The Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966-76

This book has a dedicated chapter about Gu Xiong published on pages (107-118). The following sentences are taken from the introduction section of this book (page 10). “Many of the finest artists of the post-Mao age had spent some of their formative years as rusticated urban youths. These include the multimedia artist Gu Xiong, now based in[…]


Event magazine, Vol 32, No. 3, 2004, published Gu Xiong’s photograph, Forbidden City Kodak, on the front cover. It also includes the following quote from Gu Xiong: “A seamless merging of designs, almost invisible at first glance. A subtle adaptation to the ‘no signage’ dictate of the Forbidden City, this doorway provides a power vision of[…]

The Canadian Art Teacher (Volume 7. Number 2)

The Canadian Art Teacher is a journal magazine published by Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA) two times a year. Gu Xiong was the featured artist of Volume7. Number 2 of this journal. His Art work was on the back and front cover of this Journal. The journal also includes an extra double sided[…]

China′s New Cultural Scene: A Handbook of Changes

The book’s front cover features an image taken from Gu Xiong’s installation, Here, There, Everywhere. The book may be purchased from the publisher’s website. The following is a brief description of the book taken from the publisher’s website. “The Cultural Revolution of China’s Maoist era has come and gone, yet another cultural revolution of a[…]

Nelson Literacy

Gu Xiong’s poem and artwork is taught in a grade 7 text book (Nelson Literacy 7c) in the province of Ontario, Canada. This text book covers a short biography of Gu. It also includes one of his poems, Home, and a few of his other artworks. This section is published on pages 114-116. Nelson Literacy[…]

Prism International

Gu Xiong’s work was the front cover of the Vol. 34, No. 1 Fall 1995. This edition’ Creative Non-Fiction/Art was also dedicated to Gu Xiong, featuring some of his drawings and writings on pages 44-53. A few pages of this edition selectively are displayed below. Please click here to visit the magazine’s website. The following paragraph[…]


Harbour published, Shock Culture: A Performance, by Gu Xiong and Henry Tsang in Vol 1, No. 4 1992 on pages 46-48. An excerpt of this edition is illustrated below.