The launch of "Global China" for Fashion Theory

Marianna Janowicz's picture
February 16, 2022
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Anthropology, Cultural History / Studies

Dear Colleagues,


We are delighted to invite you to the launch of Global China for Fashion Theory.


Online event - please book your free tickets here

Date: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Time: 13-14h GMT (part 1) and 17-18h GMT (part 2)


Co-convened by the Winchester School of Art, the University of Southampton and CREATURE (London Metropolitan University), and supported by Culture Fashion Communication, the University of Bologna, the launch of Global China (2021; vol. 15, issue 7) for Fashion Theory. The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture is a 2-part event with a line-up of discussants to respond to the key themes and ideas raised within the special issue. Edited by Wessie Ling and Simona Segre-Reinach, the publication situates in fashion scholarship and focuses on China. It expands and traverses this field by drawing from a far wider and interdisciplinary model that crosses geographical, cultural, methodological and disciplinary boundaries. Global China addresses key contemporary themes that include but are not limited to sustainability and the creative and cultural industries; ecommerce and cultural privacy; Sino-Italian collaboration; exhibiting Chinese-ness in a European museum; transnational latex circulation and film studies; Sino-African garment production, and fashion law, demonstrating the reach and inclusiveness of both the publication and event.


Part 1

Time/Date: 13h-14h GMT, Wednesday 16 February

Chair: Dr Jo Turney

Speakers: Prof Ryan Bishop, Dr. Yating Jin, Prof Juliette MacDonald, Gemma Williams

Respondents: Prof Anthony Fung, Prof Wessie Ling, Prof Simona Segre-Reinach, Dr. Liang Xu


Part 2

Time/Date: 17h-18h GMT, Wednesday 16 February

Chair: Dr Jo Turney

Speakers: Prof Hazel Clark, Prof Jonathan Faires, Elio Hao, Dr Willemijn van Noor, Dr. Jianhua Zhao

Respondents: Prof Wessie Ling, Prof Sean Metzger, Prof Simona Segre-Reinach