Chinese Clothing

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 3, 2011 - Art - 163 pages
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Chinese clothing has undergone continuous transformations throughout history, providing a reflection of the culture in place at any given time. A wealth of archaeological findings coupled with ancient mythology, poetry and songs enable us to see the development of distinctive Chinese fashions through the ages. This illustrated introductory survey takes the reader through traditional Chinese clothing, ornamentation and ceremonial wear, discusses the importance of silk and the diverse costumes of China's ethnic groups before considering modern trends and China's place in the fashion world today.
  

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Contents

Preface
1
A Brief History of Ancient Clothing
11
Clothes and Hierarchy in Ancient
53
Silk the Silk Road and the Art
75
The Beauty of Traditional Garments
91
Trends in Modern Garments
131
Chronological Table of
164
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About the author (2011)

Mei Hua is Professor of Women's Studies at Tianjin Normal University and head of the Huamei Clothing Ornament Culturology Study. A columnist for People's Daily, she has published widely on the subject of Chinese clothing and culture.

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