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Chinese clothing

Author: Mei Hua
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2011. ©2011
Series: Introductions to Chinese culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated editionView all editions and formats
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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mei Hua
ISBN: 0521186897 9780521186896
OCLC Number: 781020660
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Notes: Edition statement from title page verso.
Translation of: Zhongguo fu shi.
Description: 163 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Brief History of Ancient Clothing --
Shenyi and Broad Sleeves --
The Introduction of Ethnic Styles --
The Elegant Wei and Jin Period --
The Thousand Faces of Tang Costume --
Beizi: a Song Style Garment --
Ming Garments in Classical Portraits --
Qi Costumes --
a Combination of Manchu and Han Clothing --
Clothes and Hierarchy in Ancient Times --
Royal Ceremonial Wear --
The Official Uniform --
Ancient Suits of Armor --
Silk, the Silk Road and the Art of Embroidery --
The Beauty of Traditional Garments --
Adornments and Fairy Tales --
Hats with Meanings --
Shawls and the Back-Wrapping Cloth --
A Silhouette of Tibetan Costumes --
Countless Ornamental Objects --
Trends in Modern Garments --
Civilized New Clothes and Improved Cheong-sam --
Farmer and Worker Uniforms and Service dress --
Professional Image --
Keeping Pace with World Fashion.
Series Title: Introductions to Chinese culture.
Other Titles: Zhongguo fu shi.
Responsibility: Hua Mei.


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