Women’s Socio-political Negotiation via Dress in Postwar Taiwan

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Jiang Lizhi and her relatives and friends No. 8 (classmates of Du Limei home tailor school). Image authorised by Sunnygate Phototimes.

Women’s Socio-political Negotiation via Dress in Postwar Taiwan

This presentation examines the interrelations between Taiwanese women´s bodies, dress, sociocultural position, and agency in the post-war era. It uncovers how particular forms of dress were used to create a dominating ideology during different periods in the history of Taiwan. It also reveals how changes in the political and economic situation, as well as the strategic bodily practice of Taiwanese women are reducing this power of dress.

Dr Lin Shih Ying is an assistant professor at Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan. Her doctoral project on bodily practices in post-war Taiwan was awarded in 2013 from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her research interests lie in the field of fashion, dress, body and gender. Lin recently published ‘Democracy in female fast-fashion: A case study in Taiwan’ (2021).

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5 September, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
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