Hanfu
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Han Chinese clothing or Hanfu (traditional Chinese: 漢服; simplified Chinese: 汉服; pinyin: hànfú; Wade-Giles: hanfu), also known as Hanzhuang (漢裝), Huafu (華服), or guzhuang (古裝, meaning "ancient clothing"), and sometimes referred in English sources simply as Silk Robe[1] (especially those worn by the gentry) or Chinese Silk Robe refers to the historical dress of the Han Chinese people, which was worn for millenia before the conquest by the Manchus and the establishment of the Qing Dynasty in 1644. The term Hanfu derives from the Book of Han, which says, "then many came to the Court to pay homage and were delighted at the clothing style of the Han [Chinese]."[2]

Han Chinese clothing is presently worn only as a part of historical reenactment, hobby, coming of age/rite of passage ceremonies, ceremonial clothing worn by religious priests, or cultural exercise and can be frequently seen on Chinese television series, films and other forms of media entertainment. However, there is currently a movement in China and overseas Chinese communities to revive Han Chinese clothing in everyday life and incorporate in Chinese festivals or celebration.

Some costumes commonly thought of as typically Chinese, such as the qipao, are the result of influence by brutal laws (Queue Order) imposed by Manchurian rulers of the Qing Dynasty, and are regarded by some advocates as not being "traditionally" Han. Technically, the Qing dynasty and afterwards would be considered modern China, so the qipao would be modern clothing and not traditional. Today, most Han Chinese wear western-style clothing in everyday life. Some urbanites wear modified or modernized traditional clothes, while many in the countryside still use distinctive peasant dress.

Many East Asian and Southeast Asian national costumes, such as the Japanese kimono, the Korean hanbok and the Vietnamese áo tứ thân, all show influences from Hanfu, as historically these countries were part of the Sinosphere.
- wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanfu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanfu_movement






I believe you all have already saw these clothings in historical chinese dramas.... so im just wonderin.... if any1 would want to wear them... or join the hanfu movement... cuz i mean... they look so awesome... and they influenced the clothing of their neighbors.... :O.... and qipao and tangzhuang lookz ugly....

i myself is in for the hanfu movement... in fact.. i wanna go order 1 of these somtime in the future... :O... love these clothing... (theyre better than korean ones because korean ones looks fat, better than japanese because japanese 1 seems like ur hard to walk with, better than viet one because viet one are kinda ugly... its all my personal opinion.. dont take it into account)
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Posted 4/16/08
They look pretty cool, so I would wear one. I'd probably get a few stares.
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they look cool .... and nice.... ^ me too.. i'd probably wear one....^
Posted 4/16/08
i think i have one in hong kong before.. @___@ i dont remember..
Posted 4/16/08
I would love to , yes . I would also love to wear a kimono .
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i would love to and i like to wear the hat thing too
Posted 4/16/08

CounterClockwise wrote:

oi, wasn't there a thread about this? For some reason, I remember seeing the first picture somewhere >.<


Erm ... I think it was that ... Japanese wear kimonos , Koreans wear ... and Chinese wear ?
Eh , something like that .
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Eh Its ugly to me but I wouldn't mind seeing a woman wearing one.
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Posted 4/16/08
I want one! Lolz!
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Posted 4/16/08
they look better than kimonos
Posted 4/17/08
Tang dynasty Han fu inspired the kimono.. Or so I've heard.. I think it more so resembles Song Dynasty..
I really love hanfu but it really depends on the dynasty.. I think I most like Song dynasty hanfu, in paintings it's always nicer then tang dynasty han fu.. But in the Tang dynasty women were BIG..
Hmm.. If you look at Qin dynasty han fu it's not that nice..
I think tang zhuang is nice too though.. Better then Qin Dynasty hanfu..
Also, I wouldn't base your assumptions of how beautiful the clothes are by dramas..
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Posted 4/17/08

n_n303 wrote:


CounterClockwise wrote:

oi, wasn't there a thread about this? For some reason, I remember seeing the first picture somewhere >.<


you're probably talking about this..

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-163153/Why-does-every1-wear-hollister-wtf.html
am i right?


wow this dude is a fucking idiot hes got a lot of re re threads under his belt doesnt he?
Posted 4/20/08
even if i wear Hanfu in China, i wud get stared at!!!
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Posted 4/22/08
I love HANFU!!! Especially the white one Barbie Xu wore in ETERNITY.
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