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Chinese/western dress, early C20


Antonia Finnane. Military Culture and Chinese Dress in the Early Twentieth Century in Valerie Steele & John S. Major. China chic: East meets West, New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1999, pp. 126-127

Baillieu Library Baill f 391.00951 STEE

Family photos from the late Qing period. The generous cut and neat neckbands of nineteenth-century dress, shown in the portrait of an unidentified Sichuanese family gave way during the first decade of the twentieth century to the narrow cut and clearly defined collars of robes and tunics worn by the children of future premier Tang Shaoyi (1860-1938).

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