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