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- DescriptionChinese 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.
- Author BiographyMei 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.
- Author(s)Mei Hua
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication03/03/2011
- SubjectCultural Studies
- Series TitleIntroductions to Chinese Culture
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note179 colour illus. 1 map
- Weight320 g
- Width156 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement3rd edition
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