Record:   Prev Next
Author Sim, Cheryl, author
Title Wearing the cheongsam : dress and culture in a Chinese diaspora / Cheryl Sim
Imprint London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  GT1555 .S563 2019    AVAILABLE    30520020878733
Descript xiii, 193 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Dress cultures
Dress cultures
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-187) and index
One size does not fit all -- Determining the "fabric" -- The cheongsam: a complex garment -- Wearing practices in Canada: ambivalence, authenticity, and agency -- Getting inside "The Fitting Room" -- Conclusion: Cheongsam 2.0 / Making alterations
Associations between the cheongsam dress and Chinese cultural identity are well known but what are the meanings of the cheongsam for members of the Chinese diaspora? In a study grounded in first-hand accounts of wearing, Cheryl Sim explores the practices and experiences of women in Canada, a major Chinese diaspora, and carries out the first in-depth study of the cheongsam from this critical point of view--back cover
Subject Qipao -- China
Dresses -- China
Women's clothing -- China
Clothing and dress -- China
Chinese diaspora
Chinese -- Canada -- Social life and customs
Chinese diaspora. fast (OCoLC)fst01746779
Chinese -- Social life and customs. fast (OCoLC)fst00857215
Clothing and dress. fast (OCoLC)fst00864680
Canada. fast (OCoLC)fst01204310
China. fast (OCoLC)fst01206073
Record:   Prev Next