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this day in the yesteryear: Empress Dowager Cixi Ends Hundred Days of Reform in China (1898)

Empress Dowager Cixi Ends Hundred Days of Reform in China (1898)

Empress Dowager Cixi was the de facto ruler of China for much of the period between 1861 and 1908. After the death of Emperor Xianfeng, as well as that of his only heir—his son by Cixi—she violated normal succession order and named her adoptive infant nephew Guangxu to the throne. In 1898, during the “hundred days of reform,” Guangxu issued a series of radical decrees modernizing China’s political and social structure. Cixi opposed the reforms and engineered a coup. What became of Guangxu? More… Discuss


Han Chinese Clothing

The traditional clothing of the Han Chinese people, also known ashanfu, is no longer used as everyday garb in China, but it is worn at festivals, special occasions, and cultural events. There is also a movement to revive hanfu for daily wear, in replacement of Western styles. Hanfu outfits typically consist of diagonally wrapped robes and may include several layers. How did formal hanfu garments differ for ordinary citizens, government officials, and royalty? More… Discuss

Wear our Han cloth, recover our true Chinese culture – Han culture.
This video explained in the modern time, Chinese young people remembered their own cultures, this culture is original Chinese culture, and it has been forgotten by Chinese for more than 300 years after the Mancu Qing Dynasty. (Manchu Qing Dynasty is not Chinese)
In Qing Dynasty Manchu forbit Chinese to wear their own cloth – Han cloth.
Called 剃发易服,不从者斩.—- “Chang your cloth and cut your hair, otherwise kill them “
Now, in our generation, we find back our tradition dress — Hanfu, and Han-Tang cultures.

THE XINHAI REVOLUTION (empires don’t fall and shutter like coffee cups, even though it would be more humane)

The Xinhai Revolution

Beginning with the 1911 Wuchang Uprising and ending with the abdication of China’s last emperor in 1912, the Xinhai Revolution ended China’s Qing dynasty and established one of the first Asian republics. The revolution was motivated by frustrations with foreign intervention and a weak and corrupt government, and its leader, Sun Yat-sen, is considered a Chinese hero. The “Anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution” is celebrated in mainland China, while “Double Tenth Day” is celebrated where? More… Discuss