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Chinese Cheongsam QiPao

Chinese Cheongsam QiPao -- Women's clothing formed in the period of the Republic of China

Cheongsam, the traditional clothing of Chinese women in China and the world, is known as the quintessence of Chinese culture and women's national costume. Although there are still many controversies about its definition and time, it is still one of the most gorgeous phenomena and forms in China's long-standing clothing culture.

Qipao was formed in the 1920s of last century. Some scholars believe that its source can be traced back to the deep clothes of the pre Qin and Han Dynasties. After the 1920s of the Republic of China, it became the most popular women's clothing. It was identified as one of the national Dresses by the government of the Republic of China in 1929.

After the 1950s, cheongsam was gradually ignored in the mainland, especially in the cultural revolution, which was regarded as "feudal dregs" and "bourgeois sentiment" was criticized.

After the 1980s, with the re emphasis of traditional culture in the mainland and the influence of film and television culture, fashion show and beauty pageant, cheongsam not only gradually revived in mainland China, but also spread all over the world.

In 1984, cheongsam was designated by the State Council as the formal dress for female diplomats.

Since the 1990 Beijing Asian Games, cheongsam has been chosen as ceremonial clothing in the Olympic Games, Asian Games, international conferences and expositions held in mainland China.

On May 23, 2011, cheongsam handicraft became one of the third batch of national intangible cultural heritage approved by the State Council.

In November 2014, at the 22nd APEC meeting held in Beijing, the Chinese government chose cheongsam as the dress for the wives of the leaders of the participating countries.