Gendered by design: Qipao and society, 1911-1949

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The discussion aims to demonstrate the evolving styles that reveal women's growing emancipation, and which foreground their bodies as the point of social contention. Qipao is often presented as a national costume in the Chinese culture, but its identity is fraught with gender related issues as well as its role as a tool of social redefinition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-74
Number of pages20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • China
  • Design
  • Film
  • Qipao
  • Twentieth century
  • Women's emancipation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • History


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