The First Intellectual- Yang Fu Dong-
What you see in this picture is a young business man covered in blood, holding a brick to get ready to throw at something. There is no opponent in which he can retaliate against, futile and alone in the street. This picture perfectly displays the confusion of young intellectuals in China’s cities, this confusion which is a mixture of materialism and the isolation felt living in urban China today.
This picture also has socio-economic and political undertones, this picture shows how intellectuals have shifted away from their Tiananmen square incident days to now focusing their abilities on the money market. However this shift results in this psychological state in which causes this estrangement in these urban individuals who in actuality is searching for a spiritual outlet.