Yu Jianrong

Black, gray and white, the color of the drawing of Yu jianrong is the cry in his drawing though the smile is always on his face. It's his style and also his feeling and thinking about the China. 

YU jianrong, the famous sociologist in China, has a miserable childhood because he lost his legal identity from 1968 to 1976 as he was 6 to 14 years old. For his whole life, he wants to figure out why people can be illegal stay in his own country. Yu jianrong spends time with farmers, workers and petitioners to listen to them and give them advice. The secrets of the stories are in his paintings.

He always gives hope to the people but the suffering and pain he can only give to himself and to his drawings. The pressure in the black hill and the joy in the white water, the struggle in the gray sky and the hope in the white moon are all the passion in his heart.

However, one day one of his friends transferred a message from the leader to him that his black drawings are the shame of the country. He laughed and told the friend he can draw white pictures too. So, here they are, white drawings. White snow is cold and wild and there is a swordsman with a sword in his hand in the wind. Who is him?




Born in Hengyang, Hunan Province, China

Doctor, Professor


Black White, Solo Oil Works Exhibition, the People's Art Museum, Beijing, China


Black White Landscapes, Solo Painting Exhibition, Xiwang Art Museum, Beijing, China

Won the Title of Responsible leader by South Weekend

Won the Title of Creative Character by Wall Street Journal

Won the Title of One of The World 100 Thinkers by Foreign Policy

Won the Title of Time Walker by Tencent

Won the Title of Chinese Gentleman by TIMES FIGURE


Won the Title of Micro Public Figure by Loreal Fashion Media Awards

Won the Title of Contribution Figures of China Urbanization of China International Urbanization Development Strategy Research Committee

Won the Title of Mr. Fashion by Fashion

Won the Public Action Award by Nanfang Metropolis Daily


Won the Citizen Writer Award by South Weekend

Won the Title of New Characters of 2010 Chinese Pride New List by New Weekly

Won the Awards of Blog Power of Pushing China by Blog World

Won the Title of 2010 Attractive Chinese Characters by Southern People Weekly

Won the Prize of 2010 Affecting China by China News Weekly

Won the 10-year Fashion Scholar by Xiaoxiang Morning News


Won the Title of 30-year 30 Characters of China's Reform And Opening Up by China Reform Research Association

Won the Title of Attractive Chinese Characters by Southern People Weekly


Won the Monograph Prize of "Agriculture, Countryside, Farmer" Research by China News Weekly


Won the Title of Special Tributes by South Weekend


Won the Title of 10-year Figures of For Public Interest by Southern Window