Category Archives: Modernity

An important concept known as modeng in Chinese… Chinese people were obsessed with it in the 1920s and 1930s in Shanghai specifically, and equated modernity with whatever was Western. Unfortunately, this simple but wrong conception persists today

CPHNS’s 100th Post!! : Shanghai’s Top 5 Sartorial Trends

Happy 4th of July everyone!! And apologies for not posting for over a week, but I’ve been moving and my internet has been down; furthermore, I’ve been delaying this post a bit because it’s chinesepeoplehavenostyle’s 100th post, so it had … Continue reading

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Chinese Fashion History Update!!

The Chinese Fashion History tab had been updated with pictures from 1930-1949. Check out what most call the “most fashionable period” in modern Chinese history. This woman epitomized the period with her big hair, slim-fitting qipao, bag, and [GASP] high … Continue reading

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