Category Archive: Thesis

CPHNS and Exception de MixMind 例外 Anniversaries, Part 二

So I should expand on my previous [double] anniversary post, as it was written in a rush and didn’t really give you a good picture of what I’ve been documenting and analyzing for… Continue reading

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The Chinese Dandy, French Concession

I love dandies, but I don’t like the way Wikipedia describes them. They portray dandies as middle class people who would imitate the upper class because they wanted or longed to be of… Continue reading

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Fashion Theory Update!

The poor “Fashion Theory” page hadn’t been updated in over 7 months, so I recently beefed up this section with a definition of clothing, fashion, and style; I also added my works cited… Continue reading

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Designer Spotlight: Coko Wan

Meet Coko Wan, China’s most colorful designer: She attended the London College of Fashion in 2000, the end result of which was this amazing bag collection that transforms into clothes: Coko states: “A… Continue reading

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Globalization and the Conflation of Culture, China

The woman below just barely missed making the Top 10 of 2010 List, but I felt that I could structure a whole post around her because she looks like the ultimate mixed baby…… Continue reading

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Top 10 of 2010 Installment 5: The Future, aka Chinese Kids

I’ve posted about kids being the future of Chinese fashion before, so I had to include a bit about where Chinese fashion was heading on my Top 10 List… So for your consideration:… Continue reading

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Top 10 of 2010 Installment 3: Ladies who Lounge, Yunnan

Remember Ladies who Lunch? Well in Yunnan in Western China, ladies lounge. Consider these three lovely lounging ladies: It seems as if they don’t have a lot of things to do, so they… Continue reading

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Top 10 of 2010 Installment 2: Conspicuous Consumption (of Pajamas)

As the first installment of the Top 10 List focused on solely the negative, I wanted the second installment to sort of bridge the gap between negative and positive (the rest of the… Continue reading

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Top 10 of 2010 Installment 1: Primitive Consumption

Please excuse my absence for the past week, but I discovered that my iPhoto was extremely unorganized, which made it nearly impossible to sort through the 13,000+ photos I have (since 2007) to… Continue reading

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