Dirty Fashion: Ma Ke's Fashion Exhibit Useless (2007), Jia Zhangke's Documentary Film Useless (2007), and Contemporary China's Consumer Culture

11:00 am to 12:15 pm
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Dr. Calvin Hui

Calvin Hui's research focuses on fashion, media, and consumer culture in contemporary China. In this talk, Dr. Hui presents an aspiring Chinese fashion designer Ma Ke and her fashion exhibit Useless (2007). Calvin Hui is a Class of 1952 Distinguished Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at the College of William & Mary in the United States. His book, titled The Art of Useless: Fashion, Media, and Consumer Culture in Contemporary China, was published by Columbia University Press in fall 2021. The research of this book was supported by an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship.
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