Sinology Sunday: August 28, 2016

This week, we look at more Eastern Han Dynasty hanfu through pictures from Sinan Ge Hanfu‘s (Compass Pavilion Hanfu) 司南閣漢服 weibo.

Just going to make a note here that sometimes, clothing styles persist in different eras and groups go on a limb and do things like be creative or combine elements from different eras.  Therefore, every now and again, some clothes get kind of hard to classify into a time period and we are left to rely on factors like fabric choice, style of the sleeves, make-up, adornments, etc. to guesstimate a time period.  That being said, not everything we assign may be completely correct despite how much we try. Hanfu from this weibo are in the category that I would say are a bit more “creative” and tend to be a bit hard to classify so I am putting them in the period they would probably fit most closely in although some variance and arguments are probably possible for other periods.

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Sinology Sunday: August 21, 2016

Damn you! Images of male hanfu are hard enough to locate. Now you have to tease me with only images like this?!?

This week, we take a look into more reconstructions from around the Tang dynasty.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.

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WuXin: The Monster Killer II prepares for filming

Mark me unimpressed with some of the costumes at the moment…

Here’s to yet another attempt by Tangren to milk a sequel out of a production through Wuxin: The Monster Killer II 无心法师II following Wuxin: The Monster Killer 无心法师.  I’m holding off on setting up a comprehensive main cast list until this start stabilizing with a good page online but you can probably already spot many comeback actors and actresses already.

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Sinology Sunday: July 24, 2016

This week, we take a look into more Han dynasty-inspired clothing, more specifically that of the Western Han dynasty and probably the earlier part of the Eastern Han dynasty.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.  Those watching Realm of Love: Long Ballad 秀麗江山之長歌行 which released on July 21st can get a sense of the fashion for this period in this post.  More pictures of the male clothing here since I am too lazy to try to move the strip image over and figure out how to get it right… >.<

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Sinology Sunday: July 17, 2016

Upper class lady. This is an interesting quju I haven’t seen before with the way it opens up in the back and the way the bottom opens out.  I guess it is possible that there were different styles worn back in the day.

This week, take a look at clothing from the Han dynasty from Hu Jingming‘s (琥璟明) weibo.  Those looking forward to the broadcast of Realm of Love: Long Ballad on July 21st can get a taste of the clothing style that persisted for the Western Han Dynasty and into the Eastern Han Dynasty through this post.

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