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Gloria Davies

Gloria Davies teaches Chinese Studies at Monash University and is the author of Worrying about China: The Language of Chinese Critical Inquiry (2007).

Gloria Davies reviews 'Changing Clothes in China: Fashion, History, Nation' by Antonia Finnane

May 2008, no. 301 01 May 2008
The juxtaposition of the three words ‘fashion,’ ‘history’ and ‘nation’ in the title of Antonia Finnane’s study of Chinese clothing indicates the ambitious nature of her richly illustrated book. Her account is an engaging one, based in detailed analysis of the social and political circumstances that shaped not only what people wore but the body shapes they cultivated as well. Finnane, ... (read more)