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From Shanghai to New York by way of conclusion

From Shanghai to New York by way of conclusion

Chapter:
(p.147) From Shanghai to New York by way of conclusion
Source:
Above Sea
Author(s):
Jenny Lin
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526132604.003.0006

The conclusion considers the continued, widespread proliferation of the staid East-meets-West trope through a critique of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 exhibition, “China: Through the Looking Glass.” Ruminating on the afterlives of East-meets-West exoticizations, the conclusion synthesizes the preceding ones by analyzing the exhibition’s loaded cross-cultural hybrids of art-fashion-celebrity culture and Sino-US corporate sponsorship. The chapter argues that “China: Through the Looking Glass” might have countered the critique that the exhibition did not adequately present contemporary Chinese culture by including some of the art and design projects presented throughout the book, summarizing the vital issues these projects raise.

Keywords:   Fashion, Exhibitions, Orientalism, Hybridity, Modern Shanghai

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