Fashion/Nation: China
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PGHT 5526
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Fashion is key to our understanding of shifts in the global economy and market; it is also a projection of identity and aesthetics. For most of the twentieth century its political situation kept China apart from internationalization and the project of modernity. Today, China is an increasingly important nation on the world stage, not least in the production and consumption of fashion. This new, two-week intensive graduate course focuses therefore on the interaction between fashion design, production, consumption and the formation of national, transnational and personal identities in China during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In doing so it acknowledges but transcends Orientalist perspectives by taking an insider view, which benefits from the scholarship of the faculty members teaching the course as well as from recent publications in English.
Course Open to: Majors Only
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Open to: All university graduate degree students.