FIT Authors Talks: Kyunghee Pyun
Contributor Names
Pyun, Kyunghee
Earnest, Greta
Associate Professor Kyunghee Pyun talks about her book, Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia.
This edited volume on radical dress reforms in East Asia takes a fresh look at the symbols and languages of modernity in dress and body. Dress reform movements around the turn of the twentieth century in the region have received little critical attention as a multicultural discourse of labor, body, gender identity, colonialism, and government authority. With contributions by leading experts of costume/textile history of China, Korea, and Japan, this book presents up-to-date scholarship using diverse methodologies in costume history, history of consumption, and international trade.
Thematically organized into sections exploring the garments and uniforms, accessories, fabrics, and fashion styles of Asia, this edited volume offers case studies for students and scholars in an ever-expanding field of material culture including, but not limited to, economic history, visual culture, art history, history of journalism, and popular culture. Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia stimulates further research on the impact of modernity and imperialism in neglected areas such as military uniform, school uniform, women's accessories, hairstyles, and textile trade.
FIT Authors Talks is part of the Love your Library events series and is an initiative of the FIT Library that brings authors from our community to speak about their work. From photography to fashion illustration, fiction writing to art, these talks encompass a multitude of projects and themes and celebrate creativity.
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Kyunghee, Pyun
Clothing and dress
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Hong Kong (China)
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Fashion Institute of Technology. (2021, October 27). FIT Authors Talks: Kyunghee Pyun [Video]. Archive on Demand. https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/26326
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