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Archaeological Evidence: Korea

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Paleolithic period people settled in the Korean Peninsula 40,000 to 50,000 years ago. The relationship of these peoples to contemporary Korean populations is unknown. Between 6,000 and 2,000 years ago, Neolithic migrations from Northeast...

International Fashion in East Asia

John E. Vollmer

John E. Vollmer is an internationally renowned curator and scholar in the fields of Asian art, textiles and costumes, decorative arts and design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The activities of Western merchants, missionaries, and adventurers have been recorded in Chinese historical literature since the Tang dynasty (618–907), but not until the sixteenth century did Western dress became a factor in the region...

Historical Evidence: Korea

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Chinese neo-Confucianism was adopted by Emperor Taejo (1335–1408), the founder of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). Society, including dress, was carefully regulated. Members of the court were classified into nine ranks. Gwanbok, or official...

Confucianism Manifested in Korean Dress from the Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries

Undressing Religion : Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Berg, 2000

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...In spite of limited availability, actual garments from the past are the most precious information source for costume historians. The history of monarchial Korea is often described in three periods: Three-Kingdoms period (c. AD 200–918...

Overview of Korea: Traditional

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The basic styles of hanbok, or Korean traditional dress, were established at a very early date and have remained essentially unchanged to the present day. The styles developed among steppe nomadic cultures and were introduced to the Korean...

Body Concepts in Korea and North Asia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Although concepts of Korean female beauty have changed during the five-thousand-year history of the peninsula, these ideals have always been deeply embedded in the daily lives of women. Historically, they have been largely shaped by two...

Textile Manufacture in Korea

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...In the twenty-first century, Korea’s textile manufacture is known for two distinctive features: One is exquisite textile art products, such as sumptuous embroidery, delicate hanbok (a general term for traditional Korean dress for both men...
...The long history of Korean dress traces its origins either from the tomb murals of the Koguryo period (37 BC–AD668) or from Chinese literature of the same period. The earliest records of the Korean wedding dress, however, date only from...

East Asian Fashion Designers in Local and International Markets

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Fashion is often equated with modern European high fashion, and since it is normally seen as a specifically Western development, its role in the creation of style by non-Western designers, especially by East Asian designers, used...

Garment Manufacture and Retailing in Korea

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Since the mid-twentieth century, Korea’s garment industry has grown remarkably. Its fashion industry has expanded globally, with both domestic brands and foreign boutiques. Although Western clothing only appeared in Korea in the early...