While there might be a perceived dichotomy between the “authentic” Chinese hanfu and the cheongsam with “foreign” roots as an evolved Manchurian long robe (qipao or changpao), their historical evolutions have much in common. Curious to know more about the history of women’s clothing in China and the diverse foreign influences on its evolution throughout history? Join us on our Facebook live for this public talk hosted by Gong Pan Pan, founder of the Hanfugirls Collective!
About the speaker: Gong Pan Pan
Artist, independent researcher
Gong Pan Pan first created #hanfugirl in 2016 when she started dressing up in traditional Han Chinese dresses to work. She combines her visual photo-artworks with editorials that often challenge pre-existing assumptions or stereotypes about the Chinese culture, and draws parallels between the past and the present, the East and the West.
She is also the founder of the Hanfugirls Collective that was formerly established in 2019. This collective conducts lectures, workshops and immersive performances related to ancient Chinese women and their arts and seeks to challenge stereotypes and misunderstandings about women identity in ancient Chinese narratives.
Conducted in English. Interested participants please register here. After registering, please check your Peatix inbox nearer to the event date for an email which will include the event link.