Women as Active Agents of Japonisme in the Dual Monarchy

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This contribution groups the disparate activities of women in the Dual Monarchy according to the modalities of engagement with elements of Japonisme. The first is ownership: acquiring and curating Japanese objects as part of a collection, either private or public. The second is performative identity: embodying Japanese feminine personas as part of a form of social performance: travel, parties, theatre plays. The third is production: making Japan-related artefacts with varying degrees of aesthetic intention. These three modalities are often intertwined within the activity of a single person, thus cannot be described as a fixed, but more like an organic structure, which is further configured by the intensity, or progressive levels of engagement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJaponisme in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy
EditorsMirjam Dénes, Györgyi Fajcsák, Piotr Spławski , Toshio Watanabe
Place of PublicationBudapest, Hungary
PublisherFerenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9786155987342
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • History
  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies

User-Defined Keywords

  • Austro-Hungarian Empire


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