Fashion and Politics in Twentieth-Century China
Cornell Contemporary China Initiative's Fall Theme
The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative (CCCI) lecture series aims to expose the broad campus community to issues and scholarship of contemporary China and EAP is excited to announce our Fall '22 CCCI lecture series. Connected to two courses being taught by Professor Peidong Sun, Fashion and Politics in Twentieth-Century China and Life and Death in China Under Mao, she also directs and hosts the series.
FALL ’22 Fashion and Politics in Twentieth-Century China * – Peidong Sun
Some of the questions that guest speakers will investigate include: How do we define politics from the dimension of fashion? What was a politicized fashion? How did fashion reflect the power structure? How did fashion become a way of obedience and resistance? And how do we define and interpret the human condition in China under Mao's rule (1949-1976)? What was human resilience in the face of absolute power?
The Fall 2022 CCCI schedule follows:
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, (History, University of California, Irvine)
September 26 at 3:00 p.m. Hybrid
Antonia Finnane, (History, University of Melbourne, Australia)
October 12 at 3:00 p.m. Virtual
Deborah Davis, (Sociology, Yale University)
October 26 at 3:00 p.m. Hybrid
Simona Segre-Reinach, (Fashion Studies, University of Bologna, Italy)
November 9 at 3:00 p.m. Hybrid
We thank all of our co-sponsors for helping to make this series possible: Asian American Pacific Studies Program, Asian Studies, College of Human Ecology, Cornell Society for the Humanities, Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Department of History, Department of International & Comparative Labor Relations, The Levinson China & Asia-Pacific Studies Program.
*Professor Peidong Sun’s course listings: Fashion and Politics in the Twentieth Century China (HIST4075/HIST6075/CAPS 4075) and Life and Death in China Under Mao (HIST3525/CAPS3525)