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Chinese Dress

Chinese Dress Author Valery Garrett
ISBN-10 9781462906949
Release 2012-05-29
Pages 240
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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.

A Collector s Guide to Chinese Dress Accessories

A Collector s Guide to Chinese Dress Accessories Author Valery M. Garrett
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063647658
Release 1997
Pages 187
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A definitive and detailed pictorial guide to the beautifully embroidered dress accessories used every day by the imperial family and the middle classes in China during the Qing dynasty and early twentieth century. A first of its kind!

Chinese Clothing

Chinese Clothing Author Valery M. Garrett
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105003456139
Release 1994
Pages 224
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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, the author also documents several areas of costume design overlooked by earlier writers, such as children's wear, rural clothing and wedding and funeral attire.

Threads of Gold

Threads of Gold Author Paul Haig
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066865612
Release 2006
Pages 304
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A comprehensive guide to collectible Chinese textiles shown in over 500 color photos, with an understandable grading system to aid in establishing value. This beautifully illustrated book is designed for all historians, Asian study scholars, and textile collectors, from beginning to advanced. It is a real-world representation of court robes, badges and decorative textiles and a must for appraisers and connoisseurs alike.

Traditional Chinese Clothing

Traditional Chinese Clothing Author Shaorong Yang
ISBN-10 1592650198
Release 2004
Pages 78
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Full color look at the history of traditional and ceremonial clothing in China.

In the Mood for Cheongsam

In the Mood for Cheongsam Author Chor Lin Lee
ISBN-10 9789814260923
Release 2012
Pages 159
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Spanning almost a century, this book examines the origins and development of the cheongsam in the social context of Singapore since its introduction from Shanghai, China, in the 1920s to the present day.

Imperial Wardrobe

Imperial Wardrobe Author Gary Dickinson
ISBN-10 9781580081887
Release 2000
Pages 204
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In 1759, the Qianlong Emperor of China commissioned a catalog of comprehensive, illustrated regulations for ceremonial garments and accessories worn by the members of the imperial household. Not since the HUANGCHAO LIQI TUSHI was written have we seen a more stunning look at the colors, designs, and insignias of China's last imperial dynasty. With detailed descriptions and exquisite illustrations, this invaluable reference preserves the fashionable side of China's dynastic history for generations to come. With beautiful color illustrations culled from public and private collections and a helpful glossary of Chinese terms, IMPERIAL WARDROBE is an ideal reference book for collectors, scholars, and Chinese history enthusiasts.

5000 Years of Chinese Costumes

5000 Years of Chinese Costumes Author Xun Zhou
ISBN-10 IND:39000006082924
Release 1987
Pages 256
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Intensively researched and lavishly illustrated, this book provides a comprehensive history of Chinese clothing design. "This beautifully designed and printed volume is one of the best".--The New York Times.

Four Centuries of Silver

Four Centuries of Silver Author Margaret B. Duda
ISBN-10 UOM:39015052667576
Release 2002
Pages 208
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This volume is filled with beautiful photographs that records a variety of Chinese silver pieces from symbolic locks to fingernail guards. This book explains how the adornment is used in daily and ceremonial life and also interprets the symbols and intricate designs so important to understanding these artifacts. The study of silver pieces also reveals the various Chinese customs and creativity of the Chinese craftsmen. The book not only includes all the basic information that explains everything from different silversmithing techniques to the various types of silver compounds used, but also teaches you how to identify authentic Chinese silver pieces. With a splendid collection of over 1,000 pieces of Chinese silver showcased in this album, this book makes an excellent reference guide.

The Brilliant Reign of the Kangxi Emperor

The Brilliant Reign of the Kangxi Emperor Author Hung Hing Ming
ISBN-10 9781628943115
Release 2017-11-10
Pages 216
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The Brilliant Reign of the Kangxi Emperor has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Brilliant Reign of the Kangxi Emperor also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Brilliant Reign of the Kangxi Emperor book for free.

Imperial Chinese Robes

Imperial Chinese Robes Author Ming Wilson
ISBN-10 1851776206
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 128
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Focusing on the dress and accessories of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), this exquisite book captures the grandeur of the garments worn by emperors and empresses for defined formal engagements. In Qing dynasty China, there were clear rules on what to wear on different occasions. Official dress was worn when the emperor performed sacrifices at the 'Temple of Heaven' and at other important rituals. Auspicious dress was for New Year, birthdays and weddings. Military dress for troop inspection; travelling dress for hunting and royal visits to provinces, and ordinary dress for events of a non-celebrative nature, such as mourning. When not performing public duties, however, the imperial family could freely choose which garments to wear - and this book also illustrates these more casual clothes with colourful and stunning fashion dresses made for the court ladies.

The Qing Dynasty and Traditional Chinese Culture

The Qing Dynasty and Traditional Chinese Culture Author Richard J. Smith
ISBN-10 9781442221949
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 560
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The Qing dynasty (1636–1912)—a crucial bridge between “traditional” and “modern” China—was remarkable for its expansiveness and cultural sophistication. This engaging and insightful history of Qing political, social, and cultural life traces the complex interaction between the Inner Asian traditions of the Manchus, who conquered China in 1644, and indigenous Chinese cultural traditions. Noted historian Richard J. Smith argues that the pragmatic Qing emperors presented a “Chinese” face to their subjects who lived south of the Great Wall and other ethnic faces (particularly Manchu, Mongolian, Central Asian, and Tibetan) to subjects in other parts of their vast multicultural empire. They were attracted by many aspects of Chinese culture, but far from being completely “sinicized” as many scholars argue, they were also proud of their own cultural traditions and interested in other cultures as well. Setting Qing dynasty culture in historical and global perspective, Smith shows how the Chinese of the era viewed the world; how their outlook was expressed in their institutions, material culture, and customs; and how China’s preoccupation with order, unity, and harmony contributed to the civilization’s remarkable cohesiveness and continuity. Nuanced and wide-ranging, his authoritative book provides an essential introduction to late imperial Chinese culture and society.

China Chic

China Chic Author Valerie Steele
ISBN-10 0300079303
Release 1999
Pages 197
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Explores the historical significance of Chinese clothing, and offers examples and commentary on fashions ranging from the dragon robes of the Imperial era to the cheongsams shown on the runways in Paris

China s Last Empire

China s Last Empire Author William T. Rowe
ISBN-10 0674036123
Release 2009-10-15
Pages 360
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become a player in a predatory international contest involving Western powers, while the devastating uprisings of the Taiping and Boxer rebellions signaled an urgent need for internal reform. Comprehensive state-mandated changes during the early twentieth century were not enough to hold back the nationalist tide of 1911, but they provided a new foundation for the Republican and Communist states that would follow." --Book Jacket.

Ruling from the Dragon Throne

Ruling from the Dragon Throne Author John Vollmer
ISBN-10 9781580083072
Release 2002
Pages 161
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Toward the end of nearly 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the last dynasty, designated Qing, was led by the ethnically and culturally distinct Manchu people. The Manchu established a political organization using clothing fashioned after their nomadic roots to signify status and identity. Author John E. Vollmer details the characteristics of Manchu dynasty costume and its political, social, and cultural significance and influence in Chinese history. Included are descriptions of the various designs and symbology on the cloth, as well as diagrams illustrating garment-making technology and construction features, comprehensive notes, a bibliography, map, and chronology. A fascinating look at clothing and its strategic role in the politics of conquest, this book is an invaluable resource for scholars and collectors alike. Illustrated throughout, including private collection pieces photographed for the first time.

The Pattern of the Chinese Past

The Pattern of the Chinese Past Author Mark Elvin
ISBN-10 0804708762
Release 1973
Pages 346
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A satisfactory comprehensive history of the social and economic development of pre-modern China, the largest country in the world in terms of population, and with a documentary record covering three millennia, is still far from possible. The present work is only an attempt to disengage the major themes that seem to be of relevance to our understanding of China today. In particular, this volume studies three questions. Why did the Chinese Empire stay together when the Roman Empire, and every other empire of antiquity of the middle ages, ultimately collapsed? What were the causes of the medieval revolution which made the Chinese economy after about 1100 the most advanced in the world? And why did China after about 1350 fail to maintain her earlier pace of technological advance while still, in many respects, advancing economically? The three sections of the book deal with these problems in turn but the division of a subject matter is to some extent only one of convenience. These topics are so interrelated that, in the last analysis, none of them can be considered in isolation from the others.

Ethnic Dress in the United States

Ethnic Dress in the United States Author Annette Lynch
ISBN-10 9780759121508
Release 2014-10-30
Pages 336
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A concise and systematic exploration of 150 distinct items of ethnic dress, their history, and their cultural significance within the United States.