“Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia: Modernization of Dresses and Cultural Cross-dressing”
December 1, 2017
This book project assembles innovative research on the themes of dress reform ca. 1850s-1940s in East Asia. Professor Kyunghee Pyun’s lecture explores Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages of dress, body, and gender identity in the larger contexts of trade, power, modernization, and socio-political discourses. Essays in this volume illuminate, with an unprecedented scope and from a transcultural perspective, the intersections between art history, fashion history, history of consumption, political and economic history, and cultural studies.