Cultural Appropriation, Design, and Gender in Calendar Posters in China (1911-1949)

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This three image-essay looks at how depictions of modern woman were central in advertising designs and imported products in the context of gender, identity, and design in early twentieth-century China. The adaptation of Euro-American concepts, linked to modernisation in local contexts resulted in both the production of hybrid poster designs to promote merchandise, they embody gender fluid design. This essay uses three specific images to situate objects, image and context, before highlighting specific elements contained wihtin each as examples of mid-century gender narratives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-75
JournalCubic Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019


  • Modern Woman
  • Advertising Design
  • Culture
  • China

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