Sinology Sunday: June 25, 2017

This week, we look at the later Eastern Han Dynasty from Misty Jiangnan Traditional Hanfu Photo‘s 煙雨江南傳統漢服攝影 weibo.

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Sinology Sunday: April 16, 2017

This week, we move past the Qing Dynasty and into the Republican era with Mr. Chen’s Chinese Photo Studio 陳先生的復古照相館.  Moving past this period will put us right up to the Modern Era and thus concludes our look though time.  Also, I apologize for the text in the middle of a few of the images.

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Sinology Sunday: April 9, 2017

This week, we move past the Ming dynasty and into the images I have been able to find for the Qing Dynasty with Mr. Chen’s Chinese Photo Studio 陳先生的復古照相館.

The drastic change in clothing style during the Qing dynasty is mostly attributed to the Queue Order which forced Chinese men to adopt the Manchurian hair style and officials to wear Manchu clothing.  This was one of the few Manchu customs that were imposed on the general population.  However, it is notable that the Manchu did in term heavily adopt Chinese customs and become sinicized to the point where the Manchu language is in danger of extinction.  This will be the last imperial dynasty.

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