Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Kyunghee Pyun – Modernized Dresses in East Asia During WWI and WWII

Thursday, April 12, 2018

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

85 Waterman, Room 130

This lecture will present some cases of cultural cross-dressing by Asians and non-Asians during the Gilded Ages in the U.S. It questions how trade, power, modernization, and westernization influence the way people chose dresses for themselves in the first half of the 20th Century. 

Dr. Kyunghee Pyun is a specialist of Asian art as well as European medieval art. She has published on topics related to Asian American visual culture and the reception of Asian art in Europe and North America.