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[…]

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[…]

TCR: The Capilano Review

The Capilano Review journal, Vol 3, No. 16, 2012 features Gu Xiong’s photograph, The Concrete Nail, on the front and back cover. It also includes a section about Gu Xiong’s group research project in collaboration with Jennifer Chung, and Chris Lee, Waterscapes: Working Notes on Globalization, on pages 36-48. The print edition of TCR is[…]

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[…]

Arts and Learning Research Journal

Arts and Learning research journal Vol 25, No. 1 features Gu Xiong’s installation, You & I,  on the front cover. This edition also includes a brief one page biography of Gu Xiong as the cover artist. The Arts and Learning Research Journal  is published yearly and distributed in April by the Arts and Learning Special Interest[…]

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[…]

Voices Rising

Gu Xiong is featured as one of the voices in this book published by UBC Press. There is a dedicated chapter about Gu Xiong in section 2 of this book, Voices, under Cross the Threshold on pages 195-203. The following paragraph is a short description of the book taken from the publisher’s website. You may purchase this[…]

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[…]


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.

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]