Hanfu (汉服) Exhibit

Hanfu or Han Chinese clothing refers to the historical dress of the Han Chinese people (the biggest ethnic group in China), which was worn for millennia before the establishment of the Qing dynasty in 1644.  It is a product of collective wisdom and artistry, and can best reflect the ethnicity of Han people. Some other Asian countries like Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, and Bhutan also have implemented Hanfu elements in their own clothing.

Hanfu Club (汉服学社) consists of a group of students who are enthusiastic in the Hanfu culture and wish to revive Hanfu. In collaboration with the Asian Library, they created this exhibit with the aim to introduce the various types of Hanfu with one at a time.  The display is set up in the foyer of the Asian Centre and is changed every other week until November.

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