Category Archives: Uniforms

One of the best examples of a “homogenizing form”

12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 2 – Seeing Green and Red

So the reason why this 12 Days ’til Christmas Countdown is going to be relatively easy to complete this year is because I recently realized [even though it seems blatantly obvious now] that there are two colors that Chinese people … Continue reading

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Androgyny, Shanghai

I’ve been wanting and meaning to do a post about sartorial androgyny for forever… But I never had the right pictures to correctly portray the manifestation of this sartorial trend in China, which seems to be more inherent here than … Continue reading

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Chinese Fashion History Update!!

I’m very excited to announce the addition of one of the most interesting periods in Chinese Fashion History, the founding of the People’s Republic of China… Check out the fourth installment to see what Chinese people wore from 1949-1960.

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Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day!

Although the Chinese have their own Valentine’s Day on August 6th this year (the 7th day of the 7th month on the Lunar calendar), they have been borrowing and celebrating the Western Valentine’s Day since the 1990s… But two Valentine’s … Continue reading

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