Visualizing Beauty: Gender and Ideology in Modern East Asia by Aida Yuen WongVisualizing Beauty: Gender and Ideology in Modern East Asia by Aida Yuen Wong

Visualizing Beauty: Gender and Ideology in Modern East Asia

byAida Yuen Wong

Paperback | July 3, 2012

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Visualizing Beauty examines the intersections between feminine ideals and changing socio-political circumstances in China, Japan, and Korea during the first half of the twentieth century. Eight essays present a broad range of visual products that informed concepts of beauty and womanhood, including fashion, interior design magazines, newspaper illustrations, and paintings of and by women. Studying "Traditional Woman" and "New Woman" as historical categories, this anthology contemplates the complex relations between feminine subjectivity and the promotion of modernity, commerce, and colonialism.

Aida Yuen Wong is chair of the East Asian Studies Program at Brandeis University.
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Title:Visualizing Beauty: Gender and Ideology in Modern East AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pagesPublished:July 3, 2012Publisher:Hong Kong University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9888083902

ISBN - 13:9789888083909

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A fascinating collection.... Every essay is theoretically informed and well-researched.