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Chinese Clothing : 3rd Edition - Mei Hua

Chinese Clothing

3rd Edition

By: Mei Hua

Paperback

Published: 3rd March 2011
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Chinese clothing has undergone continuous transformations throughout history, providing a reflection of the culture in place at any given time.

A wealth of archaeological findings coupled with ancient mythology, poetry and songs enable us to see the development of distinctive Chinese fashions through the ages.

This illustrated introductory survey takes the reader through traditional Chinese clothing , ornamentation and ceremonial wear, discusses the importance of silk and the diverse costumes of China's ethnic groups before considering modern trends and China's place in the fashion world today.

About the Author

Mei Hua is Professor of Women's Studies at Tianjin Normal University and head of the Huamei Clothing Ornament Culturology Study. A columnist for People's Daily, she has published widely on the subject of Chinese clothing and culture.

1. A brief history of ancient garments
2. Clothes and hierarchy in ancient times
3. Silk, the silk road and the art of embroidery
4. Beauty of traditional garments
5. Trends in modern garments
Appendix : chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.

ISBN: 9780521186896
ISBN-10: 0521186897
Series: Introductions to Chinese Culture
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 3rd March 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.315