Enchanted Modernities A research network on theosophy, modernism and the arts, c. 1875-1960. This conference has been made possible with the support of the following sponsors: For further information please contact: Katie Tyreman . Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts, c.1875-1960 . Department of History of Art University of. Multiple Modernities. During the last century, artists all over the world increasingly adopted a Modern artistic idiom and attitude, but their works are scarcely mentioned as belonging to Modernism—imagined as a system of Western art.. In this analysis of three generations of women in a Chinese silk factory, Lisa Rofel brilliantly interweaves the intimate details of her observations with a broad-ranging critique of the meaning of modernity in a postmodern age.The author based her study at a silk factory in the city of Hangzhou in eastern China..