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Remark: Through a display
of Chinese dress, this exhibition at Powerhouse Museum, Australia,
explores the extraordinary changes that have occurred in Chinese society
over the last 300 years. The objects range from the sumptuous silk court
robes of the Qing Dynasty to the latest designs from young fashion
designers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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In the Tang and Song Dynasties, Xuanzhou became the national writing-brush-producing center, whose products were called "Xuan-bi", and "Zhuge-bi" was the best in quality in Xuanzhou. After the Yuan Dynasty the brush-producing industry of Huzhou boomed, and "Hu-bi" replaced "Xuan-bi". The characteristics of "Hu-bi" were sharp, neat, round and tough. The name "cheongsam," meaning simply "long dress," entered the English vocabulary from the dialect of China's Guangdong Province (Cantonese). In other parts of the country including Beijing, however, it is known as "qipao", which has a history behind it.
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