Cheongsam – The Beautiful Dress of Chinese Women

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Cheongsam – The Beautiful Dress of Chinese Women

Postby zhuce32 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:14 am

The term cheongsam simply means long dress. In other areas of China including Beijing, it is branded as “qipao”. When the original Manchu rulers arrived to China, they organized some people, primarily Manchus, to become “banners’ (qi) and addressed them “banner people” (qiren), which then had become the name of every Manchu. Each Manchu woman normally wore one-piece dress also became known as “qipao” or “banner dress”. Although the Revolution in 1911 was able to topple the Qing or Manchu Dynasty, the dress of women was able to survive the political transformation and, with developments after, the dress has turned out to be the customary outfit for the women in China.
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Re: Cheongsam – The Beautiful Dress of Chinese Women

Postby Nick » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:06 am

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Re: Cheongsam – The Beautiful Dress of Chinese Women

Postby DaveS » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:33 am

Hmmm...
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Re: Cheongsam – The Beautiful Dress of Chinese Women

Postby Nick » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:38 am

DaveS wrote:Hmmm...


Ah so! Truly inscrutable post Mr. S :tiphat:
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Re: Cheongsam – The Beautiful Dress of Chinese Women

Postby Telo » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:38 am

zhuce32 wrote:Although the Revolution in 1911 was able to topple the Qing or Manchu Dynasty, the dress of women was able to survive the political transformation and, with developments after, the dress has turned out to be the customary outfit for the women in China.

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Huh! I was thinking of buying a Mao suit for Mme S as it might be more practical on our boat. Do you sell them?

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Re: Cheongsam – The Beautiful Dress of Chinese Women

Postby Nick » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:46 am

Shard wrote:Huh! I was thinking of buying a Mao suit for Mme S as it might be more practical on our boat.


Is this to suit your command style and on board routines, or is it more to fit in with the rest of the nautical decor/ambience?

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Re: Cheongsam – The Beautiful Dress of Chinese Women

Postby Rowana » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:48 am

What's the weather like in China?

Is it a good place to sail?
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Re: Cheongsam – The Beautiful Dress of Chinese Women

Postby Nick » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:04 am

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According to Accuweather the weather for sailing in China is very good:

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Re: Cheongsam – The Beautiful Dress of Chinese Women

Postby wully » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:28 pm

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