Ruling From the Dragon Throne

Ruling From the Dragon Throne

Costume of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Book - 2002
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Toward the end of nearly 2000 years of imperial rule in China, the last dynasty, designated Qing, was led by the ethnically and culturally distinct Manchu people. The Manchu established a political organization using clothing fashioned after their nomadic roots to signify status and identity. In this book, author John E. Vollmer details the characteristics of Manchu dynasty costume and its political, social and cultural significance and influence in Chinese history. Included are descriptions of the various designs and symbology on the cloth, as well as diagrams illustrating garment-making technology and construction features, comprehensive notes, a bibliography, map and chronology.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2002
ISBN: 9781580083072
Branch Call Number: GT1555 .V65 2002
Characteristics: xiii, 161 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm


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