CV of GAO Chu

GAO Chu

email: gaoandre@vip.163.com

Education

B.A., Science and Technology University of China (USTC), 2008 (Mass Communication, transfer from Geochemistry)

PHD candidate, Communication University of China (CUC), 2014-

 

Appoitments

China Photography Publishing House, Assistant Editor 2009; Editor (Oral History and Photographic History series) 2009-2011

Independent Scholar, Curator, Editor, 2012-2014

Director, Riverbank Archive and Research Center of Chinese Photography, 2013-

Visiting Associate Professor, School of Inter- media Art (SIMA) of China Academy of Art (CAA), 2015-

Director, Associate Professor, Social Archive of Chinese Photography (SACP), China Academy of Art (CAA), 2015-

 

Professional Awards, Honors, and Grant Activity

Research Grant, Macao Museum, 2009, award for Os Anos Vermelhos – Ex- posição de Fotografia de Zheng Jingkang

Government Award (The Highest Prize of Publications in China, Once Every Three Years), 2011, awarded for The Lens through Smoke of Gunpowder: War-Photography of China 1937-1949 (As Assistant Editor and one of the authors), hosted by the Press and Publication Administration of P. R. China

Publication Grant, International Photography Center in Huai’an, 2011, awarded for The Chinese Photography History 1840s-2011: Material and Idea (As Chief Editor)

Research Grant, 2012, awarded for Return of the Native: Photographic Survey of China’s Urbanization (As one of the twelve authors), hosted by China Literature and Art Foundation

Linci Photography Theory and History of Photography Award (China’s First Photography Theory and History Award), 2013

Research Grant, “The Ethnographic Eye: Art during the Sino-Japanese War” (a graduate-student centered program  jointly conducted by the Institute for East Asian Art History of Heidelberg University, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Arts College of Sichuan University), 2014

National Publication Fund, 2015, award for Forefront: the Communist Party of China during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (As Chief Editor), hosted by the Press and Publication Administration of P.R.China

Research Grant, Zhejiang Photography Association, 2016, award for Literati Photography: the Lyrical and the Epic (As Chief Editor & Curator), Exhibition, Book and the Symposium

Oriental Historical Research Fund, 2016, award for David Crook & Isabel Crook Archive, hosted by Oriental Historical fund

National Publication Fund, 2016, award for Photographic History of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (five volumes) (As one of Chief Editors), hosted by the Press and Publication Administration of P.R.China

 

Scholarly Publications

Books

Ten Mile Inn: The Rural Life Before and After the Land Reform: Orality, Texts, and Images, with WangShuo, forthcoming

Cases Studies of Seven Photographers: A Photography History of China, 1931-1984, forthcoming

Catalogues, Principal Author and Editor/Co-Editor

Gao Fan: He comes from Taihang Mountains (Beijing: China Photography Publishing House, 2004)

Warmth: A Study of Niu Weiyu’s Portrait photography 1948-1984 (Shanghai: Brilliant Publishing House, forthcoming)

Forefront: the Communist Party of China during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression with Jinyongquan, A Bilingual Edition, (Beijing: Gold Wall Press, 2015)

SongyuanMemorial & Artwork Collectionstwo volumes(Beijing, 2015)

David Crook: Selected Photographs and Oral History of Isabel Crook, with Wangshuo ( Shanghai 1938,  Southwestern China 1939-1941,  North China 1947-1948) (Beijing: National Photography Art Publishing House, 2016)

David Crook: Rural North China and Oral History of Isabel Crook, with Wangshuo, English Edition, forthcoming

Chinese Photography: Since Twenties Century, as one of the Authors and academic adviser, A Bilingual Edition, (Hongkong: Three Shadows Publishing House, 2015; Hangzhou: China Academy of Art Publishing House, 2016)

Photographic History of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (five volumes), with Wangqisheng & Gaoshiming, (Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, forthcoming)

Yuan Ling: A Case on Socialist Realism Photography (Beijing: Riverbank Archive, forthcoming)

Catalogue Essays (in addition to those listed in Catalogues, above)

“Memories of Friendship between Zheng Jingkang and Gao Fan” in Os Anos Vermelhos – Ex- posição de Fotografia de Zheng Jingkang (Macao: Macao Museum, 2009)

“Wu Yinxian’s Wartime Photography: 1938-1946” in 20th century Chinese photography Masters: Wu Yinxian (Beijing: China Photography Publishing House, 2016)

 

    Books Edited/Co-Edited (Including Editor’s Introduction)

The Lens through Smoke of Gunpowder: Interviews of Chinese War Photographers 1937-1949, co-editor (Beijing: China Photography Publishing House, 2009)

Throughout the Space and Time: Photography of Tibet 1949-2009, co-editor (Beijing: China Photography Publishing House, 2009)

Chinese War-photography History 1936-1949, co-editor (Beijing: China Photography Publishing House, 2015)

Chinese Photography History 1840s-2011: Material and Idea, co-edited with Dulin (Huai’an: International Photography Center, 2011)

British Photography Classroom, author Heyining, chief co-editor of  Studying Photography Oversea Series (Beijing: China Nationality Art Photography Publishing House, 2016)

 

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

“Biography of That Moment and Another Interpretation.” Shanghai Photography (Shanghai), June 2010, 72-89

“Case Study: Zheng Jingkang” In Chinese Photography History 1840s-2011: Material and Idea (Essays on the Study of Chinese Photography History by Chinese and Oversea Scholars), edited by Gaochu and Dulin (Huai’an: International Photography Center, 2011), 207-265

“Nanking Massacre, December 1937” Zui Found (Literature and Art Tour) (Shanghai), February 2012, 101-108

“Honan Famine, 1942” Zui Found (Shanghai), Dec 2012, 93-95

“Case Study: WU Yinxian: Political Photographic Mode in Yan’an 1938-1946” (Essays on the Study of WU Yinxian), edited by Tang Xin (Beijing: Tai-kang Space), People’s Fine Arts Publishing House (Beijing), forthcoming

“Rural North China 1947-1948”, Chinese Photographer (Beijing), May 2013, 92-97

“Photography and Culture Construction in Modern China” Poetics and Culture (Beijing: Peking University Press), forthcoming

“War and Construction: Chinese Photography in 1949”, Proceedings of The Founding of People’s Republic of China:Historical, Ideological and Cultural Implications (Beijing), April 2013, 48-69

“Chinese Art History (Volume: 1949-1978, Chapter: Photography)”(with Caimeng & Dulin), forthcoming

“Chinese Contemporary Photography: As a perspective of contemporary China”, 2013 Annual Meeting of Taiwan Social Studies (Taipei), Oct 2013

“The Challenging Archive: Studying Photographers of the Chinese Communist Party” (with Wangshuo) in Trans Asia Photography Review(Volume 4,Issue 1: Archives, Fall 2013)Trans-Asia Photography Review is published by Hampshire College in collaboration with Michigan Publishing

“Ten Mile Inn: the Vicissitudes of a Village”, in Return of the Native: Photographic survey of China’s Urbanization (Beijing: China Photography Publishing House), Feb 2014, 208-231

“Oral history Series: Gaofan”(with Zhang xiangrong), Beijing Research Institute of culture and history, Feb2014, 222-229

“Return to Ten Mile Inn”, Exhibition Publication “Rural Northern China (1947-1948): In the Eyes of David Crook” (Hangzhou: Museum of Contemporary Art of China Academy of Art), May 2014, 3-6

“Ten Mile Inn: A Story of a Village in Rural North China”(with Wangshuo), Xinmin weekly, 2014

“Memories of Gaofan” in Liu tiesheng’s Spirit of Photography, Beijing: National Photography Art Publishing House, Jun 2014

“Insights into Chinese War Photography: Studying Pictorial Magazines of the Chinese Communist Party”,(with Heyining & Wangshuo), The Business of War Photography: Producing and Consuming Images of Conflict, Durham University,Jul 2014

“Schema Transformation: Wartime and Mao’s Era, Chinese Photographer, Jan2015, 50-61

“The Crooks Family in China”(with wangshuo), Life Magazine, Mar2015

“Forefront: Wartime Photography in China, 1936-1945”, Chinese Photography, Jul2015, 27-83

“The Stories of the War-Photographers”, Wenhui Daily, 17Aug 2015

“Interviews with GAO Chu: Photography History Research in China”, Chinese Photography, Jul2015, 84-87

“Issue:  Communist Party of China during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression”, Guangming Daily, 30Aug, 2015

“Photographic Manipulation in China: A Conversation between Fu Yu and Gao Chu” (with Wangshuo) in Trans Asia Photography Review(Volume 6,Issue 1: Composite Realities: The Art of Photographic Manipulation in Asia, fall 2015

“The Photography Propaganda of the KMD and CPC in the Anti-Japanese War”, Conference Paper, Communication University of China & Chinese Journalism Historical Society, Oct 2015

“Wartime Photography in China: Archival, Historical and Artistic Perspectives”, Wartime Photography in China: Conference Manual, hosted by China Academy of Art and Harvard University, Dec 2015, 5-18

“Wartime Photography in China (1936-1953), Chinese Photographer, Dec2015, 32-33

“Photography Training Course: Mechanism for Wartime Photo Reportage”, Chinese Photography, Jul2016, 96-105

“New Vision of the Study of Chinese Photography History: A Report about Wartime Photography in China Symposium and Exhibition”, Chinese Photography, Jul2016, 106-107

“抗日戦争期解放区の写真撮影、ある意義深い起点”, in China: Society and Culture (No.31, Jul 2016) Association for Studies of Chinese Society and Culture, University of Tokyo,179-194

“Wartime Photography since 1936: The Reaction of the Audience”, Po tu (Beijign), 7Jul, 2016

“Wartime Photography since 1936: The Photography Soldiers”, Po tu (Beijign), 23Jul, 2016

“Wartime Photography since 1936: The Photography Training Course”, Po tu (Beijign), 6Aug, 2016

“Display and Evoke: Wartime Photography in China”, Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of art history (CIHA), 2016, forthcoming

 

Translation

The Master Printer’s Work Book: A Professional Guide to Black and White Darkroom Techniques” (Beijing: China Photography Publishing House, 2011)

Primitive Photography” (Hongkong: Photography History Publishing House, forthcoming)

 

Public Lectures, Conference and Symposia Participation

Workshop lectures, “The Darkroom,” Photography Association of USTC, Hefei, April 2007

Lecture, “Oral History and Case Study: The Construction of Photography Discourse in PRC,” in “The Second Symposium on Art History,” Organized by Chinese Art History Phd Candidates in Beijing, ZiQuan Clubs, Beijing, June 2010

Symposium co-organizer (with Zhimin Shi), “Chinese Photography History 1840s-2011: Material and Idea,” International Photography Center in Huai’an, Jiangsu, October 2011

Lecture, “Who Made the Truth: The Photographers’ Story,” China Modern History Lecture series (Open Class), Three Clubs, Beijing, December 2011

Presentation (with Wangshuo), “Ten Mile Inn: The Rural Life Before and After the Land Reform: Orality, Texts, and Images,” Anthropology Graduate Student Conference “Space-time: Toward an Anthropology of Contemporaneity”, UChicago’s Beijing Center, August 2012

Lecture (with Wangshuo), “Ten Mile Inn: A Methodology Discuss of Chinese Photographic History,” in “The Third Symposium on Art History,” Organized by Chinese Art History Phd Candidates in Beijing, Capital Normal University, Beijing, September 2012

Lecture (with Wangshuo), “Expression and Reality: Photographs of Class Struggle During Land Reform in Huabei 1948,” Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), Beijing, November 2012

Presentation, “War and Construction: Chinese Photography in 1949”, Conference “The Founding of People’s Republic of China: Historical, Ideological and Cultural Implications“, Beijing, April 2013

Presentation, “Chinese Contemporary Photography: As a perspective of contemporary China”, 2013 Annual Meeting of Taiwan Social Studies, Taipei, Oct 2013

Symposium organizer, “Photography & History” & “History & Curating” in conjunction with exhibition “Rural Northern China (1947-1948): In the Eyes of David Crook” (Museum of Contemporary Art of China Academy of Art), Hangzhou, May 2014

Interview, “Rescue Chinese Photography Archive” Chinese Photography Press, Beijing, 28Jul 2015

Presentation, “Wu Yinxian’s Wartime Photography: 1938-1946” National Art Museum, Beijing, Aug 2015

Presentation, “How to curating a Historical Photography Exhibition” Chinese Photographer Association, Beijing, Aug 2015

Lecture, “A Intro to Chinese Photography Theory and History” 33th Oracle, Beijing, Oct 2015

Lecture, “Wartime Photography in China: 1936-1953” Museum of China Millennium Monument, Photo Beijing (Cultural Activities organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Government of Beijing Municipality), Oct 2015

Presentation, “The Visualization of Revolutionary Ideas: Wartime Photography and Mao’s Era”,《バンドンと第三世界 60 年 シリーズ思想としてのリアリズム―芸術と現代史をめぐる討議》(The Third World 60 Years Serie: Realism as Modern Asian Thought: A Discussion on Art and Contemporary History), University of Okinawa, Nov2015

Presentation, “Norman Bethune: Photographs from CPC and the Dissemination” Tai-Kang Space, Beijing, Nov 2015

Lecture, “Image Archives and Historical Studies: Wartime Photography Archives” Peking University, Beijing, Dec 2015

Presentation, “The Archive of CPC: Research, Curation and Publishing”, hosted by Social Archive of Chinese Photography (SACP) & Harvard University Department of Art History and Architecture, China Academy of Art (CAA), Hangzhou, Dec 2015

Roundtable Discussion, “Sheng’s Project: A Case Study of Zheng Shengtian” China Academy of Art (CAA), Hangzhou, Dec 2015

Presentation, “Historical Documents and Fieldwork: Red Flag Canal” China Academy of Art (CAA), Hangzhou, Dec 2015

Roundtable Discussion, “My Amplifier II: Artists in the Traditional Darkroom,” Cipa Gallery, Beijing, Feb 2016

Workshop (with Guyi, Nicole Huang, Weihongbao, Caitao, Wangshuo..), “Female Photographers who Created Image of Women in Mao’s Era: Case Study of Niuweiyu, Xiaozhuang & Eva Sandberg” China Academy of Art (CAA), Hangzhou, Apr 2016

Presentation, “Display and Evoke: Wartime Photography in China” Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University Department of Art History and Architecture, Boston, Apr 2016

Lecture, “Oral History, Archive and Photography: Research Materials and Methodology of Chinese Photography History”, Zhejiang Photography Association, Dongyang, May 2016

Presentation, “Photography as Ritual and Mass Mobilization: The Historical Retrospection of Cultural Revolution Photography”, workshop: China and the United States in the 1960s, hosted by Chinese University of Hong Kong and Inter-Asia School, HongKong, Jun 2016

Presentation, “Display and Evoke: Wartime Photography in China”, 34th World Congress of art history (CIHA), China Academy of Art (CAA), Hangzhou, Sep2016 and Also Peiking University and Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, Sep 2016

Roundtable Discussion, “Photography Education in Universities: Tradition, Experience and Prospect” Chinese Photography, Beijing, Sep 2016

 

Fieldwork and Archival Search

Ten Mile Inn (History of a Villages in North China,  Land Reform in 1947-1948), Hebei, Feb2012, Nov-Dec2012, Apr-Jul2013, Aug2013( CASS),Oct2014(CAA)

KMD History Archive & Academia Sinica (Photographic Archive of KMD during Wartime), Taiwan, Oct 2013

Hong Kong Museum of History & Hanart Forum (Photography in China 1844-1930s), Sep 2015

Red Flag Canal (Visual Archive of Revolution),Oct 2015

Ritual of traditional Lantern Festival, Fujian, Feb 2016

Hover Institution (Visual Archive of Revolution, & Diary of Chiang Kai-shek), Stanford University, Apr 2016

Folk Files of Taihang Mountains (1921-1949), Zhengzhou, Aug 2016

Archives and Museums (Visual Archive of Revolution from 1920-1936), Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Aug 2016

Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History (РГАСПИ) & Российскому государственному архиву кинофотодокументов (РГАКФД), CPC Photographic Archive 1920s-1930s & Communist International Archive, Moscow, Sep-Oct 2016

 

Selected Museum Activities

Exhibition Curatorships

Assistant-curator, “He Comes from Taihang Mountains: Ganfan’s War-Photography 1939-1949,” National Art Museum, Beijing, 2003

Curator, “Campus Life,” Contemporary Art Museum in USTC, Hefei, 2008

Co-curator, “The Lens Through the Smoke of Gunpowder: War-Photography of China 1937-1949,” “Throughout Space and Time: Photography of Tibet 1949-2009,” Pingyao Photography Festival, Shanxi, September 2009; Sunshine Hall of Chinese Photographer Association, Beijing, September 2009

Co-curator, “The Abandoned Photos: Niuweiyu’s Career (1948-1984).” Mount Mangdang Photography Festival, Henan, October 2009; Lianzhou Photography Festival, Guangdong, December 2009

Consultant, “Red Years: Exhibition of Photographs by Zheng Jingkang,” Macao Museum, Dec2009-Mar2010

Co-curator (with Wangshuo), “Ten Mile Inn: A North China Villiage (1947-1948).” Tai-Kang Space, Beijing, Dec2012

Co-curator (with Zhang jing & Wang shuo), “Rural Northern China (1947-1948): In the Eyes of David Crook”, Museum of Contemporary Art of China Academy of Art (CAA), Hangzhou, May 2014

Co-curator (with Liuxiao & Wang shuo), “Rural Northern China (1947-1948): Archival Narrative”, Shanghai Biennial, Nov 2014

Organizer and Consultant (with Gaoshiming & Huangsunquan), “Fieldwork and Exhibition of Rural Northern China: Archive, Photographic, Orality“, Oct-Nov 2014

Co-curator, “Lens of forefront: Wartime Photographer Su Jing & Tong Xiaopeng” (with Liuxiao & Weng Zhenqi), Fujian art Museum, Jul2015

Curator, “The History: the Communist Party of China during the war of Resistance against Japanese Aggression“, Museum of China Millennium Monument, & Square of Memorial Museum of Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese War, & Juyongguan Great Wall, Aug2015

Co-curator, “ Chinese Photography: Since Twenties Century, as Theme Exhibition of the 33th Oracle” (with Wuhung, RongRong…), Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Oct2015

Organizer and Consultant (with Gaoshiming & Eugene Wang), “Archives: Wartime Photography in China“, Museum of Contemporary Art of China Academy of Art (CAA), Hangzhou, Dec 2015

Organizer and Consultant (with Gaoshiming), “Archives: The Red Flag Canal “, #4 Building (CAA), Hangzhou, Dec 2015

Co-curator, “ Lyrical and Epic: Case Study of Gaofan, Yuchuangshuo, Leiye, Liuxucang ” (with LiuTian), Jimei – Arles Photography Festival, Nov 2016

Co-curator, “ Literati Photography: the Lyrical and the Epic ” (with LiuTian), Zhejiang Exhibition Center, Dec 2016

Miscellaneous

Symposium co-organizer, “Oral History and Photographic History,” in conjunction with “The Lens Through the Smoke of Gunpowder: War-Photography of China 1937-1949” and “Throughout Space and Time: Photography of Tibet 1949-2009” exhibition, Chinese Photographer Association, Beijing, Sep2009

 

Editorial Activity

Assistant Picture Editor, The Great Mountains: A Album of the Second Field Army History (1937-1950) (8 Volumes) (published by Central Party Literature Press), 2003-2004

Organizer and Co-editor, Oral Photography History series (3 Volumes) (published by China Photography Publishing House, Beijing), 2009-2012

Consultant, Chinese Photography History (8 Volumes) (granted by National Press Fund) (publishing by China Photography Publishing House, Beijing), 2010-

Chief Editor, Database of Chinese Photographic Materials (www.chinesephotography.org), 2010-

Organizer and Chief Editor, Chinese Photography History Materials series:史料長編 (Forty Volumes, processing, Riverbank & SACP), 2011-

Editorial Board, World Photography History series (publishing by China Nationality Art Photography Publishing House, Beijing), 2012-

Chief Editor, Studying Photography Oversea series (publishing by China Nationality Art Photography Publishing House, Beijing), 2011-

 

Selected Photography Activity (not so Academical)

Darkroom Printer, 2002-

Photojournalism, Part-time job in China Youth Daily, 2006-2007

Documentary Photography, The Homeless Petitioners’s life near Beijing South Railway Station, 2006-2008

Solo Exhibition, Gone with the Wind: Ambiguous scene of China and Europe– A Holga Photography, Mount Mangdang Photography Festival, 2009

Translation and Workshop: Primitive Photography (ex, wet-plate), 2010-2012

Interviews of Chinese Youth Photographers (For Magazine; As Co-curator and Advisor of Photography Festival), 2009-

Chief Editor, Zu (A website Photography Magazine), 2011

Consultant and Pictorial Editor of Documentary film, “Marshal Liu Po-ch’eng”, 2013

Judge, Hendenko Documentary Photography Award, 2015

 

Revised: Oct 2016

 

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