Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia


Edited by Kyunghee Pyun and Aida Yuen Wong

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.

Published in 2018

441 pages, 5.83" x 8.27", 39 color and 39 b/w illus.

ISBN: 978-3-319-97198-8