February

6

2018

CGED Research Seminar Series

Designing House and Home in Republican-era Tianjin, China

Designing House and Home in Republican-era Tianjin, China

Speaker: Dr Elizabeth LaCouture (Assistant Professor, School of Humanities, Department of History)


Respondent: Dr Ji, Li (Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages and Cultures – China Studies)


Date: February 6, 2018

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Venue: Room 436, Run Run Shaw Tower


How does design express power, and how do individuals reveal their gendered, classed and ethnic identitities through design? Comparing the architecture of  houses in Tianjin’s foreign concessions with discussions on interior design in women’s magazines, this talk explores the relationship between power, identity and modern style in early twentieth-century urban China.


Dr Elizabeth LaCouture is an assistant professor in the School of Humanities, Department of History. She joined the Faculty of Arts in August 2017 to teach and research Gender Studies. Her research focuses on the history of women and gender in 20th century China, especially material culture and everyday life.

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