Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Wen-Shing Chou

Second Advisor

M. Antonella Pelizzari

Academic Program Adviser

M. Antonella Pelizzari


An investigation of the biographical, political, art historical, and social factors that could affect the discrepancy between the intention and reception of Chinese photographer Yuan Dongping’s Mental Patients in China photobook published in 1996, providing insight into the state of Chinese documentary photography publishing in the 1990s.



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