Princeton University Library Catalog

Chinese Looks [electronic resource] : Fashion, Performance, Race.

Author:
Metzger, Sean [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2014.
Description:
1 online resource (316 p.)
Summary note:
From yellow-face performance in the 19th century to Jackie Chan in the 21st, Chinese Looks examines articles of clothing and modes of adornment as a window on how American views of China have changed in the past 150 years. Sean Metzger provides a cultural history of three iconic objects in theatrical and cinematic performance: the queue, or man''s hair braid; the woman''s suit known as the qipao; and the Mao suit. Each object emerges at a pivotal moment in US-China relations, indexing shifts in the balance of power between the two nations. Metzger shows how aesthetics, gender, politics, econom.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780253015686 electronic bk.
  • 0253015685 electronic bk.
OCLC:
892798984
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