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9 06, 2017

Chinese foot-binding and braces – a project

By |2019-06-11T19:33:05-07:00June 9th, 2017|History|0 Comments

A Chinese shoe for a woman with bound feet - Chinese foot-binding Chinese foot-binding When we think about Chinese clothing, it strikes us as really weird that women bound little girls' feet so they couldn't grow, and made them grow up with little tiny broken feet that they could hardly walk on. More [...]

6 06, 2017

Women in early China: swimming to foot-binding

By |2018-05-07T14:31:34-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, People|0 Comments

Early Chinese women: A Chinese woman playing polo (T'ang Dynasty, 700s AD) China has always been influenced by the cultures to its south - India and Southeast Asia - where women have little power, status, or freedom. But China has also been influenced by the cultures to its north and west in Central [...]

6 06, 2017

Ancient Chinese clothing – What did people wear?

By |2019-10-01T17:14:25-07:00June 6th, 2017|China|18 Comments

Ming dynasty (1400s AD) painting by Tang Yin Tunics and padded jackets and pants People in China generally wore tunics (like long t-shirts). Women wore long tunics down to the ground, with belts, and men wore shorter ones down to their knees. Sometimes they wore jackets over their tunics. In the winter, when it [...]