Sinology Sunday: March 5, 2017

Sixteen Kingdoms – Northern Liang (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

For the next two weeks we will be exploring the Northern and Southern Dynasties.  This week’s post will focus on clothing from the Sixteen Kingdoms and Northern Dynasties from Experiencing Dynastic Restoration 朝代復原體驗. Some of these states from this period had a diverse background which eventually underwent a period of sinicization.

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 InformationHanfu List

Make-up: LipsEyebrows

The Northern Liang were originally founded by the Xiongnu Juqu family.  Sixteen Kingdoms – Northern Liang (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

Sixteen Kingdoms – Northern Liang (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

Sixteen Kingdoms – Northern Liang (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

Sixteen Kingdoms – Northern Liang (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

Sixteen Kingdoms – Northern Liang (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

Sixteen Kingdoms – Northern Liang (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

The Northern Dynasties started when the Northern Wei conquered the Northern Liang.  Northern and Southern Dynasties – Northern Wei (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

The Tuoba family of Northern Wei were of the Xianbei and eventually sinicized themselves (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

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