Chinese Clothing

Chinese Clothing

Author: Mei Hua

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521186896

Category: Art

Page: 171

View: 469

This illustrated introduction to Chinese clothing discusses the development and transformation of distinctive Chinese fashions through the ages.

Chinese Dress

Chinese Dress

Author: Valery Garrett

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462906949

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

View: 987

Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China. A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers and collectors, as well as lovers of beautiful clothes everywhere. Chapters include: Dress of the Qing Manchu Rulers 1644-1911 Dress of the Manchu Consorts 1644-1911 Attire of Mandarins and Merchants Attire of Chinese Women Republican Dress 1912-1949 Clothing of the Lower Classes Clothing for Children Dress in New China 1950-2006 From Imperial robes to foot binding to the cheongsam, Chinese Dress spotlights traditional Chinese dress against a background of historical, cultural and social change, opening a fascinating window for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of China, Chinese culture and Chinese fashion history.

Traditional Chinese Clothing in Hong Kong and South China, 1840-1980

Traditional Chinese Clothing in Hong Kong and South China, 1840-1980

Author: Valery M. Garrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: IND:39000005595660

Category: Design

Page: 87

View: 258

Much has been written on the courtly dress and formal costumes of the Qing Dynasty, but this book is the first to offer a detailed account of the clothing worn by ordinary people. Valery Garrett's unique study looks at how life was lived, and the kind of clothing that was worn, in the ruralareas of south China before political disturbances and the encroachment of urbanization changed so much for ever. The result is a valuable document of a traditional style of clothing, now fast disappearing.

Traditional Chinese Rites and Rituals

Traditional Chinese Rites and Rituals

Author: Zhengming Du

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443887830

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 616

Traditional Chinese Rites and Rituals provides a comprehensive overview of the social practices of Chinese people on various occasions of cultural importance. While explaining how these rites and rituals are performed, it also introduces the reasons why certain norms are followed by individuals, families and the state as a whole. As such, the book offers a kaleidoscopic perspective on the plurality evident in all facets of Chinese culture.

Beijing Opera Costumes

Beijing Opera Costumes

Author: Alexandra B Bonds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351380454

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 394

View: 617

Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture illuminates the links between theatrical attire and social customs and aesthetics of China, covering both the theory and practice of stage dress. Distinguishing attributes include an introduction to the performance style, the delineation of the costume conventions, an analysis of the costumes through their historical precedents and theatrical modifications, and the use of garment shape, color, and embroidery for symbolic effect. Practical information covers dressing the performers and a costume plot, the design and creation of the make-up and hairstyles, and pattern drafts of the major garments. Photographs from live performances, as well as details of embroidery, and close-up photographs of the headdresses thoroughly portray the stunning beauty of this incomparable performance style. Presenting the brilliant colors of the elaborately embroidered silk costumes together with the intricate makeup and glittering headdresses, this volume embodies the elegance of the Beijing opera.

Fifteen Lectures On Traditional Chinese Culture

Fifteen Lectures On Traditional Chinese Culture

Author: Peng-cheng Kung

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811239779

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 406

This book is edited based on a series of lectures on Chinese cultural history delivered at the Peking University in 2004. It stands out with its distinctive methodology and unique stand, and is popular with readers, with 17 reprints for the Chinese edition since 2006.Before the 1980s, traditional culture was often the target of criticisms and put in a negative light in China. After the 1980s, due to the belief that traditional culture can contribute to modernization, people decided to 'take its essence and discard its dregs'. As of today, most books on this theme have been written in accordance with this principle.However, in this book, the author argues that many problems have emerged from the modernization of the Western society, and thus the need for reflection and re-examining. Traditional Chinese culture is a source for comparison and reflection. As such, when we discuss traditional culture nowadays, not only should we excavate its long-hidden meanings, but we should also develop contrastive resources to facilitate our collaborative development in future.The discussions in this book adopt a vertical structure that begins with how Chinese define a human, followed by topics on the human body, Qi, food, male and female, home and state, the relationship between heaven and human beings, ritual systems, historical consciousness, thinking patterns, the art of expressing sentiments, commitments to the politics of virtues and achievements, and cultural practices. In every chapter, there is also a horizontal method of comparison on Chinese, Western and Indian cultures, to foreground the particularities and advantages of the Chinese culture.Apart from elaborating on the major characteristics of traditional Chinese culture, there is also a discussion on how the modern disdain for and misunderstandings of the traditional culture originated from the West. The author also elaborates on Montesquieu's views of China and the various misconceptions and misunderstandings of the traditional Chinese legal systems. Finally, it ends with the author's thoughts on the revitalization of the Chinese civilization.

Traditional Chinese Folk Customs

Traditional Chinese Folk Customs

Author: Zhengming Du

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443884556

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

View: 501

"Traditional Chinese Folk Customs provides the reader with a kaleidoscopic view of social and cultural phenomena in various different areas and ethnic communities in China, in both ancient times and the present. Although the extent to which such old customs are still prevalent in Chinese society today varies, these traditions have had an undeniable impact on the contemporary Chinese way of life. Furthermore, given the growing consciousness of the importance of protecting traditional cultures, a number of folk customs that had once fallen to the verge of extinction are now being recovered, while others are still often found in Chinese literary works even if they have fallen out of common usage. As such, this book offers interesting insights into an often overlooked aspect of Chinese culture"--Provided by publisher.

Chinese Clothing

Chinese Clothing

Author: Valery M. Garrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003456139

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 739

With nearly 300 illustrations and an accessible text, Chinese Clothing: An Illustrated Guide presents 600 years of the development of Chinese dress, from the beginnings of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to the present day. While providing a full treatment of Imperial robes and textiles, theauthor also documents several areas of costume design overlooked by earlier writers, such as children's wear, rural clothing and wedding and funeral attire.

Traditional Chinese Costumes

Traditional Chinese Costumes

Author: 袁杰英

Publisher:

ISBN: 7119030582

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 107

View: 585

"The costumes of the major historical periods in China each have their own particular characteristics, and yet are subtly connected, borrowing and learning from each other and developing from one generation to the next. This book showcases the clothing of emperors and empresses, government officials, warriors, the upper classes and the common people of China from the Western Zhou dynasty to modern times. Photographs of leaders such as the Empress Dowager Cixi, and their garments, as well as paintings, figures, and illustrations show the costume styles of people of all ranks and walks of life. An appendix outlines the evolution of clothing and accessories throughout Chinese history. Includes two perforated postcards."