Publisher: Archive of Modern Conflict
Size: 24 x 21 cm (approx.)
Edited by Ed Jones and James Welch. Harcover, board covers with PVC veneer, published April 2010. The photographs in Happy Tonite have been selected by Ed Jones and James Welch from the collection of Chinese photography assembled by Thomas Sauvin for the Archive of Modern Conflict. The photographers represented in the book are Liu YiQing, Cai Hongshuo, Chang He, Zeng Han, Yang Changhong, Bai Chuan, Dustin Shum, Chang Qing, Fang Er, Feng Li, Luo Dan and Jiang Yiming. Each has his or her individual and unique ideas and preoccupations, but collectively they can be seen to demonstrate and reflect a concerted move outside the traditional Chinese boundaries and restrictions.
The book has been produced in a single limited edition of 1,000. Each copy is individually hand-numbered and contains one of three different stamped and numbered original Liu YiQing prints that do not appear in the book itself.