Hello everyone! This is “The 3 fans’ exhibitions”, I am reporter Chen Bao Jun! Someone asked me, what is the most beautiful traditional costume in the world? I immediately thought of Hanfu. This unique dress is a traditional dress worn by Chinese people. Since the beginning, Hanfu has evolved with changes in fashion. Hanfu has a history of more than four thousand years. It carries the excellent handicrafts and aesthetics of the Han people such as dyeing, weaving, and embroidery, and inherits more than 30 Chinese intangible cultural heritage. Many East Asian ethnic costumes, such as Japanese kimono and Korean Hanbok, share the basic style with Hanfu, because they have been largely influenced by Han culture throughout history. Hanfu is very popular around the world through Chinese TV dramas, such as The Untamed, Eternal Love, Nirvana in Fire and so on.
Shanghai 2022 Spring-Summer Fashion Week had Hanfu with national culture as its core. This is a mixture between traditional culture and fashion, and a new understanding and inheritance of tradition for young people. In Europe in the late 18th century, people preferred silk to Western clothing. On July 16, 2021, Harper Bazaar magazine published an article-Return to Tradition: How to Return to Modern Style Hanfu Movement. The success of the Hanfu industry illustrates the potential and historical importance of traditional clothing. On March 8, 2021, Vogue also published an article regarding the Hanfu movement. In the article, they mentioned how it was cool to buy Western brands, but now Hanfu is not only cool but also beautiful. All this shows that Chinese culture is spreading to the world.
Nowadays, Hanfu is considered to be made up of several pieces of clothes: Yi-this is an open dress, which can be worn by both men and women; Pao-closed full-body clothing, only for men; Ru-open- shirt; Shan-worn on the body like a cardigan or a jacket; Qun or chang-a skirt and Ku-trousers worn by both men and women. Of course, people can also wear Hanfu with tassels and jade pendants. When the person moves, it produces a pleasant sound. According to reports, the philosopher Confucius once expressed this fascination with jade. The reason why jade is precious compared with wisdom and art is not because it is uncommon, but because the quality of jade corresponds to virtue. There is also a popular saying: gold has a price and jade is priceless. When you wear Hanfu, you are the messenger of Chinese culture.
Hanfu is one of the most representative traditional costumes in China, and it is also the oldest costume that is still popular today. Hanfu must be preserved so that future generations can appreciate its beauty. Many international students like Hanfu, and they are very willing to share their experience of wearing Hanfu with their friends. Thank you all for watching, this is reporter Chen Bao Jun!
作者：陈保君（马来西亚） 石若舒（泰国） 邓琳娜（罗马尼亚）