Tangzhuang- An Old Attire, A New Era
The traditional Chinese attire, called Tangzhuang, which originated at the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), has been quite popular in recent years.
Being a very prosperous period in Chinese history, the Tang Dynasty has become a pronoun of China, referring to something with China’s characteristics or tradition, such as “Tangrenjie,” or Chinatown.
Qipao and Tangzhuang are popularly regarded as traditional Chinese clothing in popular media throughout the world. This is because these were influenced and introduced by the Manchus who ruled China during the Qing Dynasty. As a result, the Manchus introduced their culture and inevitably forcibly established their style of dress displacing the native Han Chinese clothing of previous generations.
People usually wear Tangzhuang in some important occasions, traditional weddings, Chinese New Year and so on. Red is the lucky color in Chinese culture. So thats why a lot of Tangzhuang is red if thats for holiday.
Today, with a great variety of styles, colors and materials, the Tangzhuang is getting more popular among the Chinese people. In fact, Tangzhuang has been creeping back into fashion in recent years, and the Shanghai summit served as a stimulus to enhance its popularity.
Other social factors which have pushed Tangzhuang into the centre of China’s fashion include China’s successful bid for the 208 Olympic Games and entry into the World Trade Organization. In addition, with the efforts of excellent designers from China and abroad, oriental attire has also become popular overseas."
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