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China chic : East meets West
AuthorSteele, Valerie
Major, John S.
Pub. LocationNew HavenPublisherYale University Press
Date1999Phys. Desc.197 p : ill (some color) ; 29 cm
LocationAdmin. OfficeCall NumberGT1555.S8 1999
China chic : East meets West / Valerie Steele & John S. Major.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-195) and index.

Contents: ch. 1. Decoding dragons: clothing and Chinese identity -- ch. 2. From foot binding to modern fashion -- ch. 3. Fashion revolution: the Maoist uniform -- ch. 4. China chic: East meets West -- ch. 5. "Our women are acting like foreigners' wives!": Western influences on Tang Dynasty women's fashion / Suzanne E. Cahill -- ch. 6. Military culture and Chinese dress in the early twentieth century / Antonia Finnane -- ch. 7. "A woman has so many parts to her body, life is very hard indeed" / Martha Huang -- ch. 8. Jazzing into modernity: high heels, platforms, and lotus shoes / Dorothy Ko -- ch. 9. Cheung Sam: issues of fashion and cultural identity / Hazel Clark -- ch. 10. Dress and the cultural revolution / Verity Wilson.

From the publisher: "China Chic is the first book to explore the evolution of Chinese dress, from the dragon robes and lotus shoes of the imperial era to the creation of new fashions like the cheongsam and the "Mao suit" that symbolised modern Chinese identity. For China specialists, the focus on fashion will open up an entirely new way of thinking about modern Chinese culture and society. For readers whose primary interest is fashion, China Chic demolishes the Eurocentric myth of an ancient, unchanging mode of dress."
Another copy Gleeson Library.

Subject(s)Clothing and dress--China--History
Clothing and dress--United States--Chinese influences
East and West
Costume--China--History
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute [AEC]Rec. #19221
ISBN0300079303 ; 9780300079302LCCN98047310OCLC40135301