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Chinese Cheongsam

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The cheongsam is evolved from a kind of ancient clothing of Manchu ethnic minority.

Kirgiz

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Kirgiz men usually wear a blue or black sleeveless long gown made of sheepskin or cotton cloth over a white round-collared shirt with embroidered laces. Some wear a collarless long gown made of camel-hair and laced with black cloth around the cuffs. They hang a small knife or flint on their leather belts, and often put on leather trousers and boots. They look very brave in their costumes.

Jino

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Jino women usually wear collarless jackets buttoned down the front, with the upper sleeves made of black or white cloth while the lower part of cloth in seven colors such as red, blue, yellow and white. Besides, they wear short skirts hemmed with red lace.

Ewenki

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Clothing for herdsmen of the Ewenki ethnic minority includes a loose long gown buttoned down on one side with a long waistband. They put on a big fur coat when doing labor work. In winter, they wear jackets and pants made of longhaired, thick rawhide, together with boots, hats and gloves all made from animal skin.

Things that crawl between lines and rhymes

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There may be very few people who were more bent on filling their lives with auspicious cultural symbols than the Qing Dynasty Chinese. And to do so, they drew extensively from their millennia-old language, pairing two words with identical or similar pronunciations.

A rise and a fall, on the wings of a bat

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If there is one animal that best captures the cultural differences between China and the West, it is the bat. The winged, mouse-like, nocturnal animal was portrayed as a spy in an English textbook story I read in middle school. But then, 20 years on, as I, an English language student, rediscovered t

China launches first Traditional Garment Day

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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