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Hong music of Xen China

March 12, 2016

Music courtesy of Killarney Music

Traditional music in Hong region has been established for many centuries after the reign of Chi Chi nein in the 1500 BC. Many instruments were used in the time of his rule for entertainment and ceremonies. such as the flute, ney and various harps and bells.

It was once believed that the dragon king, a legendary myth at the time, comes down with new instruments every year for the people to learn and play. He would teach the musicians of the time to learn complex melodies and rhythms for the people to pass through their generations.

This is no longer believed now and instead, Instruments from the early centuries BC were believed to have originated from various other countries surrounding China which made their way into the country through travel.

Chi Chi nein had an affinity for music, it was his primary source of entertainment back since his childhood all the way up to his defeat by the emperor Zong Ghao later on in the century. It is no doubt that music played a significant role in the Hong regions of the 1500 BC China.

Han dynasty pictures

March 7, 2016

We’ll now have a look at the clothing styles used in the later Eastern Han dynasty from Danshi Xiangsi‘s 但使相思 weibo.  Remember, this style of dressing carried on from the late Eastern Han dynasty throughout the Three Kingdoms time (Wei) and the famous Jin Dynasty. Also it seems to have undergone some influential changes during the rule of  the Southern and Northern Dynasties .  This will also you get some idea of the evolution of Hanfu after Princess Jieyou.

Hanfu groups look like they work as a team so i’m sorry in advance if there are repetitions.  Please also understand that sorting Hanfu by era is very difficult because similar of the styles carrying over to different eras, not enough historical evidence or knowledge and many other factors.

During the Qing dunasty, this type of clothing was solely required for the 8 Banners members and Han men who were representing as government authorities. Ordinary Han civilians could wear Han clothing but most civilians wanted to wear Manchu clothes like Changshan by their own will. Throughout the Qing dynasty, women continued to dress in Han clothing and didn’t wear Manchu clothing.