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The traditional Chinese attire, called Tangzhuang, which originated at the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), has been quite popular in recent years. It is taken for granted that Tangzhuang is a title for clothes of traditional Chinese feature. Ironically, during the Tang Dynasty (AD 617-907), the trend was actually hufu (hu is a general [...]

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Yangjia Jiang

Yangjia Jiang (literally, Generals of the Yang Clan) is a series of novels and plays which detail the exploits of the Yang military family over four generations of people and turmoil during the Song Dynasty. Set during the later years of the Northern Song Empire, the stories recount the unflinching loyalty of the Yang family [...]

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Cao Xueqin

Cao Xueqin (1716-1763) is the author of famous Chinese work A Dream of Red Mansions. His given name was Cao Zhan. A Han Chinese clan assimilated into Manchurian ethnicity. Cao’s family had become so rich as to be able to play host four times to the Emperor Kangxi in his itinerant trips down south in [...]

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