Travel & Leisure

What is Chinese Traditional Costume

( | Press Release | 2019-09-06 10:35:22 )
In recent years, traveling to China has become more and more popular around the world. Many people come to enjoy the unique life of China, taste delicious food, visit beautiful scenery, and experience Chinese traditional culture. But you may find out it is rare to see Chinese people wearing traditional costumes in their daily lives. It seems like traditional clothing has been forgotten by them. So, you might have a question, what is Chinese traditional costume, Cheongsam, Qipao or Kimono?
Hanfu – The Traditional Costume of China
Each country’s traditional costumes are one of the symbols that reflect countries’ ancient cultures and how native citizens were influenced by the regional environment. China has a long history of more than 5,000 years. Undoubtedly, Hanfu as the most typical traditional costume of China is a very important part of Chinese national culture. But compared with other traditional cultures, such as Chinese painting and calligraphy, Hanfu is not getting proper status and glory in Chinese Culture Circle.

Though with its disappearance in some ears, Hanfu still remains its typical features today due to its strong vitality. Clothing of Buddhism, Taoism and many minority nationalities in China still maintain the characteristics of Hanfu. In addition, Hanfu‘s elements can also be seen in some traditional important festivals, such as commemorative events, folk festivals, and Kung Fu TV programs.

The journey of China is also a journey exploring traditional Chinese culture. Now, let’s walk into the world of Hanfu, learn about its past and present; and unveil its beauty and mystery.

Hanfu is also called “Hua Costume”. With the alternation of dynasties in China, Hanfu has been continuously absorbing peculiarities of a different dynasty. By the time of the Han Dynasty (2000 years ago), it finally formed a complete costume system, and was popularized nationwide. Hanfu also influenced the history of ancient Asia clothing through Confucianism which makes Hanfu one of the oldest costumes in the world.

Unity between humans and Nature is the core of ancient Chinese traditional philosophy. Its concept and life pursuits are embodied in the design of Hanfu, which symbolizes the deep meaning of Hanfu and the aesthetic feeling of external forms. Many details in Hanfu, for example, “the long-wide sleeve” and “crossed-collar with Right Pattern”, reflect the modesty and inclusiveness of the eastern civilization.

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