A Display of the Beauty of Embroidery Costumes of the Ch'ing Dynasty, in Two Volumes (Mandarin and English Text)

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A near fine copy in a near fine publisher slipcase. 1988 Large Hardcover. 96 pp. Publisher's slipcase included. Gilt page ridges. Dual text: Mandarin and English. The Chinese traditional costume is famous all over the world, for no matter in the design, color, or decorative pattern there are the designated symbols which reveal the cultural imprint of Chinese ethic, politic, and philosophy. The highly establishes symbol system which matched with the artistic design characterizes Chinese traditional costume. Since the establishment of Ch'ing dynasty, the style of hunting costume of the northern people has been absorbed in the design of Chinese traditional clothing. Thus style of Ch'ing dynasty costume becomes the most singular in Chinese costume history. The founding of Ch'ing costume system starts from the rule issue in the second year of Ch'ong-te reign (1637) that the clothing of Manchu people is prohibited to be Chinesized. It has undergone many revisions and is officially established in the 37th year of Ch'ien-lung reign (1772). In that system, the costume is separated into forty-eight categories according to the differences of sex, status, rank, office, and occasion: Emperor's family (6), King (35), Aristocrat (5), Officer's family (1), and common people (1). And it is further divided into two seasons and four occasions. Two seasons: Summer clothing (from the vernal equinox through autumnal equinox) and Winter clothing (the rest of the year). The four kinds of attires according to the wearing occasion are: 1) Ch'ao-fu: The most formal court garment worn in the national ceremony or sacrificial ceremony. 2) Chi-fu: Ordinary court garment worn in celebrating occasion. 3) Ch'ang-fu: Normal attire, worn in informal place. 4) Hsing-fu: Travelling attire.

Title: A Display of the Beauty of Embroidery Costumes of the Ch'ing Dynasty, in Two Volumes (Mandarin and English Text)

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Categories: Foreign Language, Needlecraft, Art, Antiques & Collectibles, Anthropology,

Publisher: China Airlines: 1988

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2279002

Keywords: EMBROIDERY NEEDLECRAFT CRAFTS COSTUMES FASHION HISTORY ASIAN ASIA CHINA CHING CH'ING DYNASTY FOREIGN LANGUAGE MANDARIN ART ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES REFERENCE ANTHROPOLOGY,