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Dynasty avaThe history of China displays a huge list of rulers and ruling dynasties. Each of them had its own features, cultural values, customs, and clothing traditions. The latter is the most important for us. Let’s see the difference between the folk costume of various Chinese dynasties, including the main garments, outerwear, headdresses, accessories, hairdos, and other items of the traditional outfit of China. We’ve got some great photos to illustrate the diversity of Chinese national garments.


Xia Dynasty
(471 years) – 2070-1600 B.C. Ruled by Han Chinese

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Shang Dynasty (646 years) – 1600-1046 B.C. Ruled by Han Chinese

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Zhou Dynasty (772 years) – 1046-256 B.C. Ruled by Han Chinese

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Spring and Autumn – 722-481 B.C. Warring States Period – 403-221 B.C. Ruled by Han Chinese

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Qin Dynasty (15 years) – 221-206 B.C. Ruled by Han Chinese

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Western Han (198 years) – 206 B.C. – 23 A.D. Ruled by Han Chinese

Eastern Han (195 years) – 25-220 A.D. Ruled by Han Chinese

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Kingdoms Period:

Wei – 220-265 A.D.

Shu – 221-263 A.D.

Wu – 222-280 A.D.

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Western Jin Dynasty (51 years) – 265-316 A.D. Ruled by Han Chinese

Eastern Jin Dynasty and 16 Kingdoms:

Eastern Jin (23 years) – 317-420 A.D.

16 Kingdoms (35 years) – 304-439 A.D.

 

Northern and Southern Dynasties:

Southern Dynasty (Han Chinese):

Song – 420-479 A.D.

Qi – 479-502 A.D.

Liang – 502-557 A.D.

Chen – 557-589 A.D.

Northern Dynasty (Tuo Ba Chinese):

Northern Wei – 386-534 A.D.

Eastern Wei – 534-550 A.D.

Northern Qi – 550-577 A.D.

Western Wei – 535-557 A.D.

Northern Zhou – 557-581 A.D.

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Sui Dynasty (37 years) – 581-618 A.D. Ruled by Han Chinese

Tang Dynasty (289 years) – 618-907 A.D. Ruled by Han Chinese

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Song Dynasty:

Northern Song (167 years) – 960-1127 A.D. Ruled by Han Chinese

Southern Song (152 years) – 1127-1279 A.D. Ruled by Han Chinese

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Yuan dynasty (89 years) – 1279-1368 A.D. Ruled by Mongolian

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Ming Dynasty (276 years) – 1368-1644 A.D. Ruled by Han Chinese

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Qing Dynasty (295 years) – 1644-1911 A.D. Ruled by Man Chinese (Manchu)

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Republic of China – 1912-1949 A.D. Ruled by Han Chinese

Qipao or Cheongsam was derived from Manchu Banners

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Today

This is called “tang suit” – Chinese traditional costumes. However, they are not real Chinese (Han Chinese) clothes.

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The real Chinese traditional outfits are like this and called “hanfu”.

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Every culture has features and peculiarities, familiar only to the people of this nation. And it’s very interesting to learn about traditional clothing from natives. That’s why if you have something to say about your national costume, please, do it using comments. Tell us things which you know about your country’s cultural heritage. Other people will discover something new for them thanks to you.

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