Beneath the co-created Chinese fashion: translocal and transcultural exchange between China and Hong Kong

Ling, Wessie (2018) Beneath the co-created Chinese fashion: translocal and transcultural exchange between China and Hong Kong. In: Fashion in Multiple Chinas: Chinese Styles in the Transglobal Landscape. Dress cultures . Bloomsbury, Oxford, pp. 123-149. ISBN 9781784538644

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Abstract / Description

This chapter analyses how the translocal and transcultural exchange between China and Hong Kong underlines the infrastructure of the fashion system in both regions. It uncovers the unsung hero of Hong Kong and more importantly its role as the testing ground for the PRC to build its kingdom of manufacturing and henceforth global fashion empire. It took only three decades for the PRC to become the factory of the world. Speedy urbanisation cannot be the sole account for its achievement. Hong Kong’s industrial and economic advancement led the mainland to progress in its own. Methodologies include a macroanalysis on the infiltration into the mainland through the four-phase development of Hong Kong’s textile and clothing industry and interviews with a dozen of Hong Kong creative fashion labourers who have taken key roles in the operation of mainland fashion.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Co-creation, fashion history, Hong Kong study, China study, cultural study, transculturality, translocal, cultural production
Subjects: 700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 740 Drawing & decorative arts
900 History & geography > 950 History of Asia; Far East
Department: The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Wessie Ling
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2020 09:22
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 09:34
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5855

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