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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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Tegninger af traditionelle kinesiske klædedragter

Chinese Fashion

Chinese Fashion

From Mao to Now

  • Author: Juanjuan Wu
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: 1845207785
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 216
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How has fashion mirrored the social and cultural changes that have taken place in modern China? To what extent has fashion contributed to those changes? This book provides the first comprehensive account of modern Chinese fashion from 1978 to the present day. The post-Mao era witnessed the birth of the Chinese market economy, the reawakening of Chinese fashion, and the rejuvenation of Chinese society. The program of economic reform turned China into the world's leading manufacturing powerhouse, and the Chinese fashion industry now plays a key international role. During the same period, Western companies discovered China as a significant market for branded fashion and luxury goods. This book, which takes a chronological approach, offers an analysis of the development of the Chinese fashion industry as well as an analysis of the relationship between dress, gender, identity and consumption in contemporary China. As such it will be welcomed by all students of fashion and textiles.

Traditional Chinese Clothing

Traditional Chinese Clothing

Costumes, Adornments & Culture

  • Author: Shaorong Yang
  • Publisher: LONG RIVER PRESS
  • ISBN: 9781592650194
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 78
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Full color look at the history of traditional and ceremonial clothing in 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.

The Chinese Fashion Industry

The Chinese Fashion Industry

An Ethnographic Approach

  • Author: Jianhua Zhao
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1847889387
  • 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.

Chinese Clothing

Chinese Clothing

An Illustrated Guide

  • Author: Valery M. Garrett
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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With nearly 300 illustrations and an accessible text, Chinese Clothing: An Illustrated Guide presents 600 years of the development of Chinese dress, from the beginnings of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to the present day. While providing a full treatment of Imperial robes and textiles, the author also documents several areas of costume design overlooked by earlier writers, such as children's wear, rural clothing and wedding and funeral attire.

Contemporary Chinese Visual Culture

Contemporary Chinese Visual Culture

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

China Chic

East Meets West

  • Author: Valerie Steele,John S. Major
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300079302
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 197
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Explores the historical significance of Chinese clothing, and offers examples and commentary on fashions ranging from the dragon robes of the Imperial era to the cheongsams shown on the runways in Paris