CROSSING CHINA introduces the highly fascinating art scene in China at the dawn of the 21st century. The book is conceived as a journey through the five major cultural capitals of the rapidly changing People‘s Republic of China: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Each chapter introduces the major stakeholders in the interrelated fields of art, architecture and photography. The breathtaking changes that have swept over this booming nation have generated an hitherto unheard of creative output that not only reflects the country’s tremendous cultural breakthrough, but also and especially points towards a fascinating and extraordinary cultural scene with global influence. Gérard Goodrow, besides his many commitments in the world of art, was chairman of the jury for the “Chinese Art Prize”, the most important award for young contemporary art in China.