The seventeenth century was a tragic century.
1644, it was an unforgettable year for Chinese when Manchu intruders had begun their brutal invasion of China. In the year 1662, Emperor Yongli, the last emperor of Ming China, was executed and it indicates the total fallen of Chinese empire.
Those Manchu intruders were generally similar with 13th century's Mongolian (the Yellow Peril), they were kind of nomadic race and very aggressive to agricultural civilization around them, such as China. Unfortunately, the declining of the Ming Empire had given the Manchus a chance to dominate China. In order to conquer China effectively, the Manchu rulers had launched 'Queue Order' to force every Chinese adopt the Manchu custom, included their wearing, therefore a lot of Chinese culture has been devastated since that time.
Our Hanfu, which had been worn for millennia, was perished in the hands of the Manchu rulers.
What a saddening story~ T.T
Nevertheless, after 350 years of struggling, our Hanfu finally reappeared in….. Jitra~~!!
Guess what? I wore it during my college’s Cap Goh Mei celebration (元宵) and after that; I went for shopping with wearing this Hanfu~
|I was wearing a Hanfu while David's Samfu/Magua isn't our Chinese but Manchurian.|
We took this picture purposely for comparison, please don't get confused ya~
In fact, Hanfu has being revived for this decade and it is becoming a new trend of wearing style when it’s getting more and more youngsters to accept our traditional cloth – Hanfu.
I believe our ancestor might be very pleased if they knew it.