The Middle Kingdom continues to fascinate and intrigue us more than ever, China is present everywhere, both in the media and in our daily lives. But what do we really know about the culture, the art and the ideas of this immense civilization? For four months the fortieth Europalia festival, one of the greatest cultural events in Europe, will be steeped in Chinese culture, breaking through stubborn clichés in search of the authentic and the artistic. The Expo Book gives an extensive overview of major works from all the exhibitions in the festival. Not only the rich and centuries-old arts and traditions of historic China, but also the contemporary artistic scene and the burgeoning Chinese avant-garde is represented comprehensively.

Contains a presentation and the major works of all the exhibitions of Europalia.china (8 October 2009 – 14 February 2010).