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.

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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: December 6, 2015

Early Eastern Han Dynasty.  Looks like zhiju to me.

This week, we take a look into more Han dynasty-inspired clothing and clothes pre-dating the Tang dynasty.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.  Each of the pictures will be labeled with the general time period they are attributed to and possibly some more details.  I will try to keep them in order.  Most of the pictures come from the Eastern Han Dynasty, the State of Wei during the Three Kingdoms periodJin Dynasty, and the Sixteen Kingdoms period.

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