Visualizing Beauty

Visualizing Beauty

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Visualizing Beauty examines the intersections between feminine ideals and changing socio-political circumstances in China, Japan, and Korea during the first half of the twentieth century. Eight essays present a broad range of visual products that informed concepts of beauty and womanhood, including fashion, interior design magazines, newspaper illustrations, and paintings of and by women. Studying qTraditional Womanq and qNew Womanq as historical categories, this anthology contemplates the complex relations between feminine subjectivity and the promotion of modernity, commerce, and colonialism.Manuals. and. Gendered. Modernity. in. Republican-era. Shanghai. Lisa Claypool In a color lithographic poster printed in ... era, a€ as Yeh Wen-hsin has observed.3 These pictures, ink paintings in styles dating from deep within the imperial past, ... was represented and transformed, and arguably were the primary medium 2.

Title:Visualizing Beauty
Author:Aida Yuen Wong
Publisher:Hong Kong University Press - 2012


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