Beijing: The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2010.
307 pp. 350 color plates. 11.5 x 11.5 Hardback in Slipcase in New condition. Item #BOOKS009142I
During the Qing dynasty, the last under imperial rule, many aspects of Chinese social development reached a political, economic and cultural peak. The effects of such can be seen in the elaborately detailed costumes and robes worn in China during that period. Of course, the highest level of dress was reserved for the Qing court; and this volume, from Forbidden City Press, does a splendid job of documenting those costumes through its rich collection from the Qing era. -Publisher. Includes jewelry, hats and other accoutrements. 214 examples are shown and includes 73 illustrations of Ceremonial Court Robes, 118 of Auspicious Court Robes, 30 of Informal Court Robes, 14 of Travel Costumes, 46 of Military Uniforms, and 177 of Leisure Clothing. A glorious book. Chinese text with English chapter headings.