If it weren't for the Qing Dynasty,we will be wearing modern day Hanfu and we will see Hanfu inspired fashion featured in Chinese fashion shows right?
Hi, thanks for the question!
It’s hard to say what would’ve happened if certain historical events had been different. For example, even if the Qing dynasty had not existed, we can’t say for sure what would have been in its stead. It could’ve been another foreign-ruled dynasty, for instance. However, if the Ming dynasty had continued uninterrupted, or if it had been followed by another Han Chinese-ruled dynasty – then yes, most likely, we would be wearing modern day Hanfu and we would see Hanfu-inspired fashion featured in Chinese fashion shows.
However, there’s no need to imagine what “could’ve been”, because we’re seeing it right now thanks to the hanfu revival movement. These days, wearing Hanfu – both traditional and modified – is becoming more popular, and more Hanfu-inspired fashion is appearing in Chinese fashion shows ^^
Hope this helps!
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