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China launches first Traditional Garment Day

2018-04-22 13:20:18

Ancient attire has once again seen a public revival after Chinese authorities launched an unprecedented cultural event on Wednesday. The event was organized to encourage young Chinese of all ethnic groups to wear and take pride in their traditional clothing.

Scents & sensibility

2018-04-21 13:48:55

"Such was the continuity and wholeness of Chinese civilization that anything brought to it and considered foreign would ultimately be internalized once it was adopted," says Zhao Liya, a book editor turned historian who has just written for the catalog of an exhibition at the Cernuschi Museum in Paris titled the Perfumes of China - the Incense Culture of the Imperial Times. The exhibition is a joint effort of the French museum and the Shanghai Museum.

Scent of a woman and her time

2018-04-21 11:30:36

Imagine an aristocratic lady during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) more than a millennium ago. Exuberantly beautiful, a lush pile of hair spirals from the crown of her head like a pond snail. Dressed in a low-cut, bust-revealing gown with silken luster that accentuates her opulent beauty, she is glamorous and sensuous, and no doubt fully aware of her own allure.

How cosmetics were created in ancient China

2018-04-21 01:54:34

One of the most popular skincare products in the Western world over the past year is believed to have originated during the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911).

Modernization a threat to Li enthnic tattoo culture

2018-01-11 13:54:15

Speaking between five dialects, Li women traditionally have tattoos on their face, neck, chest, arms and legs to help distinguish between different groups.

Exquisite mirrors from ancient royal court

2017-10-19 13:58:51

The Palace Museum in Beijing has shared a range of photos of its collection of mirrors on micro blog Sina Weibo in celebration of the autumn.

Splendid Uygur fashion 100 years ago

2017-09-06 15:32:07

Splendid Uygur fashion 100 years ago

Accessories from ancient royal court add to beauty of summer

2017-07-12 10:12:16

From hair clasps to bracelets, the ornaments from the ancient royal court capture attention.

Fashion items favored by ancient beauties

2017-06-22 07:00:16

Females tend to be loyal followers of fashion, in either ancient times or today. The beauties in the ancient royal court were more of fashion insiders, compared with common people. Let's take a look at fashion items females donned in ancient royal palace.

Jade and gold clothes

2016-05-18 15:26:35

An exhibition featuring gold and silver wares, jade ware and weapons unearthed from tombs of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC- 220AD) launched in Changsha in Hunan province on Ma 18.

Traditional costumes making of Dong ethnic group

2015-12-20 10:41:07

A woman of Dong ethnic group makes cotton yarns used for weaving traditional Dong cloth in Lexiang Village of Rongjiang county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, Dec 19, 2015.

Beauty of blue and white: traditional Chinese indigo-dyed cloth

2015-11-19 15:33:16

Natural indigo-dye has a long history in China,and indigo-dyed cloth had been used as amain material for clothes for at least 1,000 years.

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