Parsons

  • Degrees Held:

    Ph.D, Bard Gradaute Center

    M.A., University of Chicago

    Professional Affiliations:

    Centre International d’Étude des Textiles Anciens

    College Art Association

    Costume Society of America

    ICOM (International Committee of Museum)-Costume

    Recent Publications:

    “The Lady’s Fan: Fashion Accessories and Modern Femininity in Republican China,” in Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia, ed. Kyunghee Pyun and Aida Yuen Wong (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), 193-227.

    “Qing Court’s Encounters with European Tapestries: the Tenture Chinoise and Beyond,” in Arachné: un regard critique sur l’histoire de la tapisserie, ed. Pascal-François Bertrand and Audrey N. Maupas (Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2017), 119-138.

    “When Modernity and Nationalism Intersect: Textiles for Dress in Republican China,” Perspective: actualité de la recherche en histoire de l'art (La revue de l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art, France), special issue “Les textiles” (2016, no. 1): 180-187.

    “The Hybrid Orient: Japonisme and Nationalism in the Takashimaya Mandarin Robes,” Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body, and Culture 19:5 (2015): 583-616.

    “Encountering Magnificence: European Silks at the Qing Court during the Eighteenth Century,” in Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between China and the West, ed. Petra Ten-Doesschate Chu and Ding Ning (The Getty Research Institute, 2015), 58-77.

    “Imagery of Chinese Dress,” in China: Through the Looking Glass, Andrew Bolton et. al (New Haven: Yale University Press; New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015), 40-55.

    “The Qipao and the Female Body in 1930s China,” in Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s, ed. Patricia Mears and Bruce Boyer (New Haven: Yale University Press; New York: Museum of Fashion Institute of Technology, 2014), 180-197.

    Shanghai Glamour: New Women, 1910s-40s, first part of the two-part catalogue Fashion at MOCA: Shanghai to New York (New York: Museum of Chinese in America, 2013).

    Reviews

    “‘Mariano Fortuny: Un espanol à Venise,’ Musée Galliera, 4 Oct 2017-7 Jan 2018,” in Textile History 49:2 (2018), forthcoming.

    Research Interests:

    History of textiles, dress, and decorative arts (Europe and East Asia); Visual and material culture in global exchanges; Textility and textile theory

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