Qipao out, hanfu in? Advocates for traditional Chinese clothing have some problems to resolve

//Qipao out, hanfu in? Advocates for traditional Chinese clothing have some problems to resolve

Qipao out, hanfu in? Advocates for traditional Chinese clothing have some problems to resolve

The qipao and its menswear equivalent, the changshan, are increasingly rejected in China as being sartorially representative of the Chinese people. One reason is because they are derived from the traditional clothing of the Manchus, the non-Han Chinese rulers of China’s last imperial dynasty, the Qing (1644-1912). The word “qipao”, literally “banner robe”, makes a direct reference to the Manchus, who are also known as the Banner People (Qi ren), so named for the quasi-militaristic organisation…

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