Singapore's economy began to grow rapidly after World War II and triggered the development of many industries, including printing and publishing. A large number of Chinese magazines that appeared in the market were sold to women readers, and their covers were usually featuring beautiful women. Women's fashion trends are the mirrors of the times, reflecting the spirit and lifestyle of an era. By observing the evolution of women's fashion trends in the Chinese magazines, we can explore constantly changing women’s roles in the society. This change has also reflected the development of entertainment consumption in Singapore.
Conducted by: Su Zhangkai
Lender, researcher on entertainment history in Singapore and Malaysia
Su Zhangkai was a former part-time lecturer with the Department of Chinese Studies at the National University of Singapore. He was also involved in research projects with overseas institutions, such as the Hong Kong Film Archives. He is the author of several publications about local entertainment history, the most recent being a 2019 publication on famous comedians, Wang Sha and Ye Feng.
Conducted in Mandarin. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.Interested participants please register here.