Sinology Sunday: April 3, 2016

Soldier from the Western Han dynasty during the reign of Emperor Wu.

This week, take a look at armor from the later Han dynasty from Hu Jingming‘s (琥璟明) weibo.  In dramas, we seem to get a lot of variety in terms of armor but it brings up the question of what is really correct for each era.  Hopefully, this post will help with some of these questions and may hold some relevance to currently airing drama God of War.

More pictures below the cut.

Hanfu groups seem to work together so I apologize ahead of time in case there are any repeats.  Also, please understand that sorting Hanfu by era can be hard due to similar styles carrying over into different eras, lack of historical evidence or knowledge, and various other factors.

The following are some links that may help you get some background information.  Please let us know in the comment section if there are any other sites you may be able to recommend for more pictures.

Chinese History Timeline

General Chinese Clothing Timeline

Hanfu: General Information, Hanfu List

Make-up: Lips, Eyebrows

Soldier from the Western Han dynasty during the reign of Emperor Wu.

Soldier from the Western Han dynasty during the reign of Emperor Wu.

Soldier from the Western Han dynasty during the reign of Emperor Wu.

Soldier from the Western Han dynasty during the reign of Emperor Wu.

Soldier from the Western Han dynasty during the reign of Emperor Wu.

Soldier from the late Western Han dynasty.

Soldier from the late Western Han dynasty.

Soldier from the late Western Han dynasty.

Soldier from the late Western Han dynasty.

Soldier from the late Western Han dynasty.

Soldier from the late Western Han dynasty.

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