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The Korean-American Experience: Fashion and Identity

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The Korean-American Experience: Fashion and Identity

Time: March 1, 2012 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: The Korea Society
Street: 950 Third Ave, Floor 8
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.koreasociety.org/p…
Phone: natalee.ny@koreasociety.org
Event Discipline: design, visual, other
Organized By: The Korea Society
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2012

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Event Description

The Korea Society inaugurates its series on the impact of the Korean diaspora in the United States with a discussion of Korean-American leadership in fashion and design. New York City’s East Village has seen an emergence of boutiques and cutting-edge lines led by Korean Americans. Thuy Lin Tu, New York University professor and author ofThe Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion, discusses that emergence and links to the growing global appeal of Korean design.


About the Speaker

 

Thuy Linh Tu is the author of The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion, co-editor of Alien Encounters: Popular Culture in Asian America (Duke University Press, 2007), and Technicolor: Race and Technology in Everyday Life (NYU Press, 2001). Her writings also appear in the journals American Quarterly (2010) and Wasifiri (2005), the anthology AsianAmerica.Net (Routledge, 2003), as well as in numerous artist and exhibition catalogs.


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