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Chinese Clothing

Chinese Clothing

  • Author: Mei Hua
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521186897
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 163
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This illustrated introduction to Chinese clothing discusses the development and transformation of distinctive Chinese fashions through the ages.

Chinese Fashions

Chinese Fashions

  • Author: Ming-Ju Sun
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486420530
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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The Chinese Fashion Industry

The Chinese Fashion Industry

An Ethnographic Approach

  • Author: Jianhua Zhao
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0857853023
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 224
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Less than three decades ago, when the Chinese bought cloth or clothes, they would have had to use a government-issued coupon. Today the Chinese fashion industry is one of the most dynamic in the world - it not only supplies fashions to the increasingly discerning domestic market, but also provides one-third of the clothing sold in the global market. How did this phenomenal transition come about? What can the growth of the Chinese fashion industry tell us about the post-Mao China? What roles do the local and the global play in the dramatic changes? This book offers a historically informed, ethnographically grounded and interpretive analysis of contemporary Chinese fashion and the fashion industry. It examines the interplay of state politics, market forces, local social and cultural factors, and the global political economy, both in the rise of the Chinese fashion industry and in the life and work of Chinese fashion professionals. As the first ethnographic account of the Chinese fashion industry in the post-Mao era, The Chinese Fashion Industry combines first-hand accounts with sophisticated cultural analysis to offer new insights, and will be of interest to students and scholars of fashion, anthropology and China.

Changing Clothes in China

Changing Clothes in China

Fashion, History, Nation

  • Author: Antonia Finnane
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231512732
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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Based largely on nineteenth and twentieth-century representations of Chinese dress as traditional and unchanging, historians have long regarded fashion as something peculiarly Western. But in this surprising, sumptuously illustrated book, Antonia Finnane proves that vibrant fashions were a vital part of Chinese life in the late imperial era, when well-to-do men and women showed a keen awareness of what was up-to-date. Though foreigners who traveled to China in the early decades of the twentieth century came away with the impression that Chinese dress was simple and monotone, the key features of modern fashion were beginning to emerge, especially in Shanghai. Men in blue gowns donned felt caps and leather shoes, girls began to wear fitted jackets and narrow pants, and homespun garments gave way to machine-woven cloth, often made in foreign lands. These innovations marked the start of a far-reaching vestimentary revolution that would transform the clothing culture in urban and much of rural China over the next half century. Through Finnane's meticulous research, we are able to see how the close-fitting jacket and high collar of the 1911 Revolutionary period, the skirt and jacket-blouse of the May Fourth era, and the military style popular in the Cultural Revolution led to the variegated, globalized wardrobe of today. She brilliantly connects China's modernization and global visibility with changes in dress, offering a vivid portrait of the complex, subtle, and sometimes contradictory ways the people of China have worn their nation on their backs.

Fashion in Multiple Chinas

Fashion in Multiple Chinas

Chinese Styles in the Transglobal Landscape

  • Author: Wessie Ling,Simona Segre-Reinach
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1838608516
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Much has been written about the transformation of China from being a clothing-manufacturing site to a fast-rate fashion consuming society. Less, however, has been written on the process of making Chinese fashion. The expert contributors to Fashion in Multiple Chinas explore how the many Chinese fashions operate across the widespread, fragmented and diffused, Chinese diaspora. They confront the idea of Chinese nationalism as `one nation', as well as of China as a single reality, in revealing the realities of Chinese fashion as diverse and comprising multiple practices. They also demonstrate how the making of Chinese fashion is composed of numerous layers, often involving a web of global entanglements between manufacturing and circulation, retailing and branding. They cover the mechanics of the PRC fashion industry, the creative economy of Chinese fashion, its retail and branding, and the cultural identity of Chinese fashion from the diasporas comprising the transglobal landscape of fashion production.

Chinese Dress

Chinese Dress

From the Qing Dynasty to the Present

  • Author: Valery Garrett
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780804836630
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 240
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"Valery Garrett's research on Chinese dress, especially that worn by the local people, has been a constant inspiration to me as a fashion designer in New York." - Vivienne Tam

Contemporary Chinese Visual Culture

Contemporary Chinese Visual Culture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cambria Press
  • ISBN: 1621969568
  • Category:
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China

China

A Religious State

  • Author: Cho-yun Hsu,John Lagerwey
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231528183
  • Category: History
  • Page: 576
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An internationally recognized authority on Chinese history and a leading innovator in its telling, Cho-yun Hsu constructs an original portrait of Chinese culture. Unlike most historians, Hsu resists centering his narrative on China's political evolution, focusing instead on the country's cultural sphere and its encounters with successive waves of globalization. Beginning long before China's written history and extending through the twentieth century, Hsu follows the content and expansion of Chinese culture, describing the daily lives of commoners, their spiritual beliefs and practices, the changing character of their social and popular thought, and their advances in material culture and technology. In addition to listing the achievements of emperors, generals, ministers, and sages, Hsu builds detailed accounts of these events and their everyday implications. Dynastic change, the rise and fall of national ambitions, and the growth and decline of institutional systems take on new significance through Hsu's careful research, which captures the multiple strands that gave rise to China's pluralistic society. Paying particular attention to influential relationships occurring outside of Chinese cultural boundaries, he demonstrates the impact of foreign influences on Chinese culture and identity and identifies similarities between China's cultural developments and those of other nations.

A Feeling of Belonging

A Feeling of Belonging

Asian American Women's Public Culture, 1930-1960

  • Author: Shirley Jennifer Lim
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814751938
  • Category: History
  • Page: 241
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When we imagine the activities of Asian American women in the mid-twentieth century, our first thoughts are not of skiing, beauty pageants, magazine reading, and sororities. Yet, Shirley Jennifer Lim argues, these are precisely the sorts of leisure practices many second generation Chinese, Filipina, and Japanese American women engaged in during this time. In A Feeling of Belonging, Lim highlights the cultural activities of young, predominantly unmarried Asian American women from 1930 to 1960. This period marks a crucial generation—the first in which American-born Asians formed a critical mass and began to make their presence felt in the United States. Though they were distinguished from previous generations by their American citizenship, it was only through these seemingly mundane “American”activities that they were able to overcome two-dimensional stereotypes of themselves as kimono-clad “Orientals.” Lim traces the diverse ways in which these young women sought claim to cultural citizenship, exploring such topics as the nation's first Asian American sorority, Chi Alpha Δ the cultural work of Chinese American actress Anna May Wong; Asian American youth culture and beauty pageants; and the achievement of fame of three foreign-born Asian women in the late 1950s. By wearing poodle skirts, going to the beach, and producing magazines, she argues, they asserted not just their American-ness, but their humanity: a feeling of belonging.

Japanese Costume & Makers

Japanese Costume & Makers

And the Makers of Its Elegant Tradition

  • Author: Helen Minnich
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462908942
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 374
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With dozens of photographs and expertly written text, this Japanese clothing book is the authoritative guide on the kimono. Japanese Costume invites the reader to explore the world of Japan’s textile arts and costume decoration—from its origins in legendary times, through its brilliant development in the intervening centuries, to its emergence into the modern era. The book which is the first in English to present the full sweep of Japanese achievement in the costume arts, is essential the story of the kimono and its evolution. The text is accompanied by a generous selection of fine illustrations and photographs: 54 in full color, 119 in black and white, and 12 line drawings. They include not only pictures from contemporary sources—such as the picture scrolls and woodblock prints— but also photographs of kimono masterpieces and representative textiles.