China ChicChina Chic

Chapter 4 China Chic : East Meets West Western fashion has also been influenced by China . During the past decade alone , a host of designers from around the world have been inspired by visions of China . In Paris , Christian Lacroix ...

Author: Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology Valerie Steele

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300079303


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

China ChicChina Chic

China Chic is the first book to explore the evolution of Chinese dress, from the dragon robes & lotus shoes of the imperial era to the creation of new fashions like the cheongsam & the "Mao suit" that symbolized modern Chinese identity.

Author: Valerie Steele


ISBN: 0300079311


Page: 197

View: 106

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.

China ModernChina Modern

'New China Chic' shows how a fresh design aestheticdistinctly Chinese yet lively and new-has been born out of the country's rich history. Vibrant interpretations of age-old ideas include a renovated Ming dynasty courtyard house filled ...

Author: Sharon Leece

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462906697


Page: 208

View: 433

Featuring over 200 stunning photographs, this Chinese design book captures the modern, yet nostalgic style of the Chinese home. Twenty-first century China is a country on the move. As it hurtles into the future, a new revolution- that of a fast growing creative movement - is taking place. As the country's enterprising designers draw on classical Chinese accents and blend these with modern dynamic ideas, the term "Made in China" becomes dramatically redefined to mean chic, refreshing, inspiring - and even astounding in the architectural arena, in particular inspiring new responses to modern living in China are emerging. Author Sharon Leece together with photographer Chester Ong, explore thirty-six of the most innovative homes and interiors in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.


Chinese enterprises began hiring professional Chinese negotiators from newly formed trade consultancies. ... their own side—the chief executive of the company who had been captured by China chic, had gone to China for a whirlwind visit, ...

Author: Randall E. Stross

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307826152


Page: 352

View: 370

Bulls in the China Shop is an engagingly anecdotal, lucidly written account of the tragicomic cultural and political misadventures that have plagues American commercial ventures over the past two decades in the People’s Republic of China. When diplomatic tensions between the two countries were eased in the 1970s, American businesses rushed to China, lured by the world’s largest national market. As they tried to introduce capitalism to China’s socialist society they soon discovered that the rules of business, as they understood them, did not apply. Chinese buyers placed huge orders for which they had no money to pay: Chinese marketing bore no relation to capitalist exigencies—playing cards were named “Maxipuke” (pu-ke: poker), designer men’s underwear, “Pansy”; million-dollar projects already underway were cancelled without warning. The Chinese, in turn, were astonished by the indiscretion of the Americans, who prized “directness” above all in negotiations and were at once brash and guileless in exposing weaknesses in their own bargaining positions. Like Mark Twain’s innocents, Americans were woefully ignorant of Chinese etiquette, and prone to embarrassing gaffes. And more: the Chinese found the American insistence on lengthy, detailed contracts fatuous, if not insulting. Bulls in the China Shop is a fascinating look at the uneasy commerce between American and China—between capitalism and socialism—and at the cultural, political, and historical significance of trade between the two nations.

Fashion in Multiple ChinasFashion in Multiple Chinas

11 Vivienne Tam, China Chic (New York: HarperCollins, 2005). 12 Ping and Moon, /A new American styler, p. 39. 13 Yuniya Kawamura, The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (Oxford: Berg, 2004). 14 Hazel Clark, /Chinese fashion designers ...

Author: Wessie Ling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838608514


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.

China ChicChina Chic

East meets West in this award–winning book of Chinese style by superstar fashion designer Vivienne Tam–and now it's in a cute, smaller trim size trade paperback!

Author: Vivienne Tam

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060796631


Page: 336

View: 625

East meets West in this award–winning book of Chinese style by superstar fashion designer Vivienne Tam–and now it's in a cute, smaller trim size trade paperback! Celebrated fashion designer Vivienne Tam shares the rare individuality of her own cross–cultural style, combining traditional eastern elements with a modern Western edge. The seductive East–meets–West style is brought alive as Tam takes us on a personal journey featuring the people, places, and things that inspire her. From the sexy cheongsam (the ultimate feminine dress) to the Mao jacket (gives power dressing a whole new meaning), from the elaborate Chinese opera houses to Zen gardens, she teaches such us how to savour the world in a bowl of noodles and the essence of Chinese design in her favourite Ming chair. China Chic is style that is hot, hip, and pervasive to today's–and tomorrow's–pop culture.

Global Supply Chain Quality ManagementGlobal Supply Chain Quality Management

Due to the complex environment for investment in agriculture in China, CHIC has adopted a diversified management model, based on the farmers' cultural level and quality, variety of plants, soil conditions, geographic and geomorphic ...

Author: Barbara B. Flynn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439815564


Page: 432

View: 155

While there is substantial research surrounding manufacturing and design-related product hazards, little has been written about supply chain product hazards and how they impact supply chain quality management. Filling this need, Global Supply Chain Quality Management: Product Recalls and Their Impact draws together key insights and research finding

Lost in TransitionLost in Transition

21 As reflected in the title of a Chinese book published in 2008, Chic China Chic, China has taken over Hong Kong's role as the trendsetter in pan-Chinese communities. Actually, a kind of China chic can be detected in the Saussy report ...

Author: Yiu-Wai Chu

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438446479


Page: 228

View: 706

Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.

China ChicChina Chic

China Chic brings together, in one volume, the best in luxury travel that Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Hainan and Jiangsu have to offer.

Author: Paul Mooney

Publisher: Didier Millet,Csi

ISBN: 9814217417


Page: 240

View: 286

China Chic brings together, in one volume, the best in luxury travel that Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Hainan and Jiangsu have to offer.

Changing Clothes in ChinaChanging Clothes in China

In the West , Chinese costume history was fostered by a rise of popular interest in Chinese exotica , as a vast marketplace ... “ China Chic : East Meets West , ” Fashion Institute of Technology Museum , New York , February - April 1999 ...

Author: Antonia Finnane

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512732


Page: 360

View: 157

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.

What Chinese WantWhat Chinese Want

Giorgio Armani, applauded for classy understatement, is doing well in China. Gold-trimmed rococo interiors, ten years ago the mark of continental sophistication, are now off-putting. Instead, “Shanghai chic”— large spaces, long lines, ...

Author: Tom Doctoroff

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137000545


Page: 272

View: 335

Today, most Americans take for granted that China will be the next global superpower. But despite the nation's growing influence, the average Chinese person is still a mystery - or, at best, a baffling set of seeming contradictions - to Westerners who expect the rising Chinese consumer to resemble themselves. Here, Tom Doctoroff, the guiding force of advertising giant J. Walter Thompson's (JWT) China operations, marshals his 20 years of experience navigating this fascinating intersection of commerce and culture to explain the mysteries of China. He explores the many cultural, political, and economic forces shaping the twenty-first-century Chinese and their implications for businesspeople, marketers, and entrepreneurs - or anyone else who wants to know what makes the Chinese tick. Dismantling common misconceptions, Doctoroff provides the context Westerners need to understand the distinctive worldview that drives Chinese businesses and consumers, including: - why family and social stability take precedence over individual self-expression and the consequences for education, innovation, and growth; - their fundamentally different understanding of morality, and why Chinese tolerate human rights abuses, rampant piracy, and endemic government corruption; and - the long and storied past that still drives decision making at corporate, local, and national levels. Change is coming fast and furious in China, challenging not only how the Western world sees the Chinese but how they see themselves. From the new generation's embrace of Christmas to the middle-class fixation with luxury brands; from the exploding senior demographic to what the Internet means for the government's hold on power, Doctoroff pulls back the curtain to reveal a complex and nuanced picture of a facinating people whose lives are becoming ever more entwined with our own.

Fashion Cultures RevisitedFashion Cultures Revisited

Cambridge: Polity, 1993. Clark, Hazel. The Cheongsam. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. –––– 'The Cheung Sam: Issues of Fashion and Cultural Identity.' In China Chic: East Meets West, edited by Valerie Steele and John S. Major.

Author: Stella Bruzzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136474736


Page: 420

View: 657

Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day. The book is divided into six parts, each discussing different aspects of fashion culture: Shopping, spaces and globalisation Changing imagery, changing media Altered landscapes, new modes of production Icons and their legacies Contestation, compliance, feminisms Making masculinities Fashion Cultures Revisited explores every facet of contemporary fashion culture and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping .Consequently it is an ideal companion to those interested in fashion studies, cultural studies, art, film, fashion history, sociology and gender studies.

A Companion to Hong Kong CinemaA Companion to Hong Kong Cinema

Lee Chiu‐hing, Bono (Li Zhaoxing 李照興) (2009b), “Chaobao zhongguo: hougangchanpian debiyu Xianggang–Xianggang teleportation zhier,”潮爆中國:後港產片的比喻香港 teleportation之二(“Chic China Chic: the allegory of post‐Hong Kong films ...

Author: Esther M. K. Cheung

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470659281


Page: 640

View: 278

A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema provides the first comprehensive scholarly exploration of this unique global cinema. By embracing the interdisciplinary approach of contemporary film and cultural studies, this collection navigates theoretical debates while charting a new course for future research in Hong Kong film. Examines Hong Kong cinema within an interdisciplinary context, drawing connections between media, gender, and Asian studies, Asian regional studies, Chinese language and cultural studies, global studies, and critical theory Highlights the often contentious debates that shape current thinking about film as a medium and its possible future Investigates how changing research on gender, the body, and sexual orientation alter the ways in which we analyze sexual difference in Hong Kong cinema Charts how developments in theories of colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization, neoliberalism, Orientalism, and nationalism transform our understanding of the economics and politics of the Hong Kong film industry Explores how the concepts of diaspora, nostalgia, exile, and trauma offer opportunities to rethink accepted ways of understanding Hong Kong’s popular cinematic genres and stars

Women and China s RevolutionsWomen and China s Revolutions

“Engendering the Local: Globalization, Development and the 'Empowerment' of Chinese Rural Women.” In Women, Gender and Rural Development in China, ed. ... In China Chic: East Meets West, by Valerie Steele and John S. Major, 167–86.

Author: Gail Hershatter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442215702


Page: 424

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Using gender as its analytic lens, this deeply knowledgeable text illuminates the places where the Big History of China’s past two centuries intersects with the daily lives of ordinary people. Based on formidable scholarship, Gail Hershatter’s beautifully written book will be essential reading for all students of China’s modern history.


No one guessed then that decades after Mao's Red Book had been hip, suddenly Mao's grey suit would be hip – as 'China chic'. Sun Yat-sen wanted to do away with the Qing imperial dynasty, China's Manchu rulers, and so his revolutionaries ...

Author: Kai Strittmatter

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 9781907973314


Page: 220

View: 633

It's time we got to know a little more about the Chinese. Did you know they don't eat soup, they drink it? That their surnames come before their first names? That their good sense is to be found not in their heads but in their hearts? Or that white is their colour of mourning? This guide to avoiding the numerous pitfalls of Chinese etiquette is both amusing and informative. The writer and journalist Kai Strittmatter lived and worked in China for ten years. This amusing, affectionate and perceptive book provides a fascinating guide to this lively, sociable and friendly people and their complex and often contradictory society. As the author says: "Be prepared for everything when you come to Beijing. It really is unbelievable what can happen here." The new material in this edition takes a critical look at the challenges posed by this, the next global superpower.

Gender and Education in ChinaGender and Education in China

The Inner Quarters: Marriage and the Lives of Chinese Women in the Song Period (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993). ——. ... China Chic: East Meets West (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999), 119–131.

Author: Paul J. Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134142569


Page: 256

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Gender and Education in China analyzes the significance, impact and nature of women's public education in China from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century. Educational change was an integral aspect of the early twentieth century state-building and modernizing reforms implemented by the Qing dynasty as a means of strengthening the foundations of dynastic rule and reinvigorating China's economy and society to ward off the threat of foreign imperialism. A significant feature of educational change during this period was the emergence of official and non-official schools for girls. Using primary evidence such as official documents, newspapers and journals, Paul Bailey analyzes the different rationales for women's education provided by officials, educators and reformers, and charts the course and practice of women's education describing how young women responded to the educational opportunities made available to them. Demonstrating how the representation of women and assumptions concerning their role in the household, society and polity underpinned subsequent gender discourses throughout the rest of the century, Gender and Education in China will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese history, gender studies, women's studies as well as an interest in the history of education.

Chinese Strategy and Military Power in 2014Chinese Strategy and Military Power in 2014

In a thirty-two-month period, China successfully exploded its first atomic bomb (October 16, 1964), launched its first nuclear missile (October 25, ... The first Chinese nuclear test was conducted at Lop Nor on 16 October 1964 (CHIC 1).

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442240407


Page: 528

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This report tracks and analyzes trends in Chinese military strategy, force structure, and regional activity. Chinese perspectives on their military’s role and development are featured, as well as the views of other relevant regional actors.

China s Soviet DreamChina s Soviet Dream

Chinese clothing during this period a cursory glance or simply presents all Chinese as “blue ants and gray ants. ... Notes 7 Zang, “The Soviet Impact on 'Gender Equality' in China ... 4 Steele and Major, China Chic, 170.

Author: Yan Li

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315437231


Page: 208

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This book examines the introduction of Soviet socialist culture in the People’s Republic of China, with a focus on the period of Sino-Soviet friendship in the 1950s. The vast state initiative to transplant Soviet culture into Chinese soil has conventionally been dismissed as a tool of propaganda and political indoctrination. However, this book demonstrates that this transnational engagement not only facilitated China’s broader transition to socialist modernity but also generated unintended consequences that outlasted the propaganda. Drawing on archival findings, newspapers, magazines, media productions, and oral interview, the book delves into changes in Chinese popular imagination and everyday aesthetics contingent upon Soviet influence. It proposes a revisionist view of the Soviet impact on China, revealing that Soviet culture offered Chinese people the language and imagery to conceive of their future as a dream about material abundance, self-determination, and the pleasures of leisure and cultural enrichment. Written with a transnational, interdisciplinary, and thematic approach, this book is aimed at scholars and students in the fields of Sino-Soviet relations, international socialism, modern Chinese history, cultural studies, and mass communication. It will also be of interest to researchers seeking to understand the nature, significance, and repercussions of Sino-Soviet cultural engagement.

Museum Representations of Maoist ChinaMuseum Representations of Maoist China

91 Modern Chinese art was dismissed as inauthentic because it failed to correspond with 'the “essence” of Chinese art' ... Geremie, R. Barmé, Cultural Cross-Dressing, in Vivienne Tam with Martha Huang, China Chic (New York: Regan Books, ...

Author: Dr Amy Jane Barnes

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472416551


Page: 264

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The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People’s Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception of ‘Chineseness’ and their style, content and the means of their production question accepted notions of how we perceive art. This book links art history, museology and visual culture studies to examine how museums have attempted to reveal, discuss and resolve some of these issues. This book will be of interest to scholars and students in museology, visual and cultural studies as well as scholars of Chinese and revolutionary art.