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The Chinese fashion industry : an ethnographic approach

Author: Jianhua Zhao
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Series: Dress, body, culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jianhua Zhao offers an historically-informed, ethnographically-grounded, and interpretive analysis of contemporary Chinese fashion and the fashion industry. It examines the interplay of state politics and market forces, the local social and cultural factors and the global political economy both in the rise of the Chinese fashion industry, and in the life and work of Chinese fashion professionals.
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Zhao, Jianhua.
Chinese fashion industry.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013
(DLC) 2012033165
(OCoLC)760977223
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jianhua Zhao
ISBN: 9781847889386 1847889387 9781474235297 1474235298
OCLC Number: 853455193
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 197 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Chinese Fashion Industry; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; PART 1 RISE OF THE CHINESE FASHION INDUSTRY; 2 The Growth of Chinese Textile and Apparel Industries: Is It Just an Illustration of Modernization?; 3 What Do Changing Chinese Fashions Really Tell Us?; PART 2 CREATING FASHION IN CHINA; 4 Designing a National Style: The Tangzhuang Phenomenon; 5 For the Sake of Art or for the Market? The Cultural Economy of Fashion Design; 6 Creating Fashion on the Runway, Chinese Style. 7 Making Clothes for International Markets: A Clothing Perspective on Globalization8 Conclusion: Clothing, Modernization, and Globalization; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Dress, body, culture.
Responsibility: Jianhua Zhao.

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This is the first anthropological study of the contemporary Chinese fashion and textile industries from high-end designer clothing to mass manufacture.  Read more...

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