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History and Facts about Hanfu

History and Facts about Hanfu

May 13 2018 0 Comments Tags: Chinese Cheongsam, Chinese clothing, Chinese wear, Hanfu, Traditional chinese clothing

Hanfu (meaning clothing of the Han people) is a name for pre-17th century traditional clothing of the Han Chinese, which are the predominant ethnic group of China. Hanfu appeared in China more than three thousand years ago and is said that it was clothing of the legendary Yellow Emperor, a great sage king of ancient China. The basic of Hanfu was developed in time of Shang Dynasty, from 1600BC to 1000BC. Hanfu consisted of a yi, a narrow-cuffed, knee-length tunic tied with a sash, and a narrow, ankle-length skirt, called chang, worn with a bixi, a length of fabric that...

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Female Dress With Distinctive Chinese Features - Cheongsam

Female Dress With Distinctive Chinese Features - Cheongsam

May 08 2018 0 Comments Tags: Cheongsam, Chinese Cheongsam, History Of The Cheongsam, Qipao

The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of high fashion.The name "cheongsam," meaning simply "long dress," entered the English vocabulary from the dialect of China's Guangdong Province (Cantonese). In other parts of the country including Beijing, however, it is known as "qipao", which has a history behind it.woman wearing cheongsamWhen the early Manchu rulers came to China proper, they organized certain people, mainly Manchus, into "banners" (qi) and called them "banner people" (qiren), which then became loosely the name of all Manchus. The Manchu women wore normally a...

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