This chapter examines how the Qipao was employed in order to resist and negotiate with institutional repression in the Republican era through the study of Linglong, a popular women's magazine in 1930s China. Chinese women's attitudes towards Western-style fashion and aesthetic judgment, mediated through resistance and negotiation, is unveiled and analysed whereby the conceptual ideas of harmony and concealment in Chinese clothes had become apparent.
|Title of host publication||Material women, 1750-1950: consuming desires and collecting practices|
|Editors||Maureen Daly Goggin, Beth Fowkes Tobin|
|Place of Publication||Farnham|
|Number of pages||404|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2009|