Clothing, Traditional—Hong Kong (Xiānggǎng de chuántǒng fúzhuāng 香港的传统服装)

Valerie WILSON TROWER

Ladies wearing traditional Hong Kong qipao dresses. By the end of the Qing dynasty in the early twentieth century, women in Hong Kong signaled their urban modernity by accessorizing traditional clothing with Western makeup, hairstyles, stockings, and high-heeled shoes.

Although traditional Qing dynasty clothing such as the changshan (long gown) is rarely seen outside of ceremonial occasions, the more recent cheung sam (long dress) continues to be worn in Hong….

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