The Effect of Political and Cultural Ideas on Clothing Reform, Chinese Hair, and Clothing Fashion, 1890–1910s | Pioneer

The Effect of Political and Cultural Ideas on Clothing Reform, Chinese Hair, and Clothing Fashion, 1890–1910s

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Yanyu is from Shenzhen, China, where she attended Shenzhen Middle School

The Research:

With China’s 1911 Revolution came changes in the ways Chinese people dressed and styled their hair. Many revolutionaries cut off their traditional queues and dressed in plain, brightly-colored garments, discarding the dark embroidery of the Qing dynasty. Yanyu researched why revolutionaries advocated for clothing reform and how Westernization of Chinese clothing in the 1910s came to be a political act. Yanyu explains that Western clothing became synonymous with disapproval of the Manchu people and support for a Chinese republic, revealing that political turmoil can often be visualized through a culture’s changing fashions.

ClientThe Car Rental Co
SkillsPhotography / Media Production
WebsiteGoodlayers.com

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