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Aboriginal Dress in Taiwan

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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...According to the 2006 census, the total population of Taiwan’s recognized aboriginal peoples is 485,000, approximately two percent of the population. Historically these peoples occupied land spread over much of the island; however, since...

Body Modification: Tattooing

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Tattooing is a type of body adornment inscribed on the skin. In East Asia, where Confucianism strongly influences many cultures, there are multiple meanings of the tattooing practice: cosmetic purposes, social status, tribal customs...

Garment Manufacture and Retailing in Taiwan

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Virtually no mass-scale textiles and garment industry existed in Taiwan before World War II. One could hardly find a Western fashion magazine or a fashion department store in Taiwan prior to the 1980s. Until then, small-scale custom...

Textile Manufacture in Taiwan

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Before the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) ceded Taiwan to Japan in 1895, Taiwan’s economy was based on agriculture. Its environment was not suitable for planting cotton or raising sheep. Other than domestic, self-sufficient textile production...

The Cheongsam: A Complex Garment

Cheryl Sim

Cheryl Sim is Managing Director and Curator at Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wearing the Cheongsam : Dress and Culture in a Chinese Diaspora

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...A variety of political and cultural influences have shaped the evolution of the cheongsam, affecting its design and materiality, as well as how it is perceived today. Like the “military–industrial complex,” which is comprised of a web-like...

Asia

Lanie Denslow

Lanie Denslow has taught International Business and Business Policies for Global Trade at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California, and worked as an International Business Development Consultant for Macy’s. A few of her professional affiliations include the Foreign Trade Association of LA, Women in International Trade and the British American Business Council. She has written for British Trade and Investment and authored other works relating to international business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World Wise : What to Know Before You Go

Fairchild Publications, 2006

Book chapter

...I Wish I’d KnownI wish I’d been prepared for conversations at work that were different from the ones at home. During my first meeting with the vice president of a Korean client company, I was quizzed about my marital status [and] asked...

Performance Dress in China and Taiwan

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Over three hundred forms of indigenous theater entertainment incorporating song and music have evolved in China, with different forms of music-dramas being performed in specific regions throughout the country. Among these forms, Kunqu...

Geographic and Cultural Introduction

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 region of continental and insular East Asia and Inner Asia is vast in terms of both time and space. The recorded history of the region is measured in millennia, rather than centuries. Dress is widely diverse, as are the people who...

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...

Overview of Taiwan

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

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The impact of Confucian philosophy on all aspects of Chinese life is evident in the attire of the Han people of Taiwan, specifically as regards the notion of the Doctrine of the Mean, which emphasizes personal introspection and emotional...