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Please note that whether the fashion of this era can be referred to as an AoQun (a type of hanfu) is highly questionable, as the presence of hanfu in the mainstream fashion beyond the Ming Dynasty has been, firstly banned by the Qing government, and secondly those few that remained has been so heavily influenced by Manchurian fashion to the point that arguably it has lost too many distinctive hanfu characteristics to be considered an AoQun.  

For example, referring to the clothes in the picture, there is a lack of the presence of a zhongfeng, which is widely considered a distinguishing characteristic of hanfu today. So whether these are considered hanfu is still up to debate, for now at least. 

P.S. for people who are new to this, please be aware that it is widely agreed that there are certain characteristics that hanfu must possess in order to be considered hanfu. Not all clothing worn by the Han Chinese people are considered hanfu… We wear jeans as well but those are clearly not hanfu are they…?

Yes, all good points! The modern Hanfu movement does not consider the Aoqun beyond the Ming dynasty to be Hanfu, for the reason you mentioned – it was heavily influenced by Manchurian fashion to the point that it became arguably too changed (including the lack of zhongfeng, aka center seam).

For comparison – here’s a Ming dynasty Aoqun, which is considered the “classic” Hanfu Aoqun:

And here’s a Republican-era Aoqun:

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Traditional Chinese Hanfu & Jewelry – Yingluo/璎珞 (Necklace).

Traditional Chinese Hanfu.

Traditional Chinese Hanfu.

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Chinese hanfu by 临溪摄影

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hanfugallery: Traditional Chinese hanfu by 钟灵记

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Traditional Chinese hanfu by 钟灵记

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Traditional Chinese Hanfu.

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Traditional Chinese Hanfu.