Sinology Sunday: March 12, 2017

Southern Dynasties Nobility (Clothing and Happiness).

This week we continue on during the Northern and Southern Dynasties with a focus on the Southern Dynasties with Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞 and Experiencing Dynastic Restoration 朝代復原體驗.

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Sinology Sunday: February 26, 2017

Late Eastern Han Dynasty Nobility (Clothing and Happiness).

This week we continue on to later in the Eastern Han Dynasty from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞 and Experiencing Dynastic Restoration 朝代復原體驗.  This is the period where Chinese underwear made significant improvements to where people started to feel more comfortable wearing fabrics of lighter weight and color.  This style of clothing or some variation of it persisted from the Eastern Han Dynasty and when China started to fraction into separate kingdoms into the Three Kingdoms Period, Jin Dynasty, Sixteen Kingdoms Period, and seems to have still been around in some shape or form in the Northern and Southern Dynasties.

From this point on in the history, you will still see a mix of the different Hanfu styles through history but you will probably see more Ruqun 襦裙 and other styles of Hanfu except Quju 曲裾.

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Sinology Sunday: February 12, 2017

Clothing from the kingdom of Chu. I seem to remember that Chu, although conquered later by the Qin, seemed to have a strong influence from a cultural  perspective on the Han Dynasty (Clothing and Happiness).

It’s been a while since we’ve done this so we’re going to do a more historically-inspired take through the Chinese history timeline.  This week we start with the Warring States Period from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞 and Experiencing Dynastic Restoration 朝代復原體驗.  Remember that this is still a time period when Chinese underwear was in develop to properly cover the body.  Therefore, thick and heavy clothes were favored by the upper class.

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Sinology Sunday: January 8, 2017

Commoner

This week, we take a look into more reconstructions from around the Song Dynasty.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.  Images will be labeled with their approximate social class.

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Sinology Sunday: December 4, 2016

Northern Song Dynasty

This week, we take a look into more reconstructions from around the Song Dynasty.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.  As we all know, the Song dynasty is broken down into the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126 CE) and the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279 CE), interrupted by the invasion of the Jin Dynasty capturing not only the capital but most of the imperial court.  Images will be labeled with their respective eras.

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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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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: June 12, 2016

Mid to Late Tang Dynasty

This week, we take a look into more reconstructions from the Tang dynasty and into the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.  Images are labeled with their approximate time periods during this era.

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