Monday, February 10, 2014

Uncommon Threads: Tying the Knot Lecture

Thursday, Feb. 13
“Making Manchu Identity”
Free Admission, 6 p.m.
Gleason Performing Arts Center
Florida Tech Campus
What we wear always signals identity within precisely defined social and cultural contexts. This talk addresses issues about dress related to the Manchu who ruled the Chinese empire as conquering northeast Asians from 1644-1911.  Vollmer will explore the myths and realities of Qing dynasty dress, which while emphasizing a distinct alien notion of style and function actually morphed into dress that continues to be viewed as quintessentially “Chinese.”

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