Do you have any book recommendations about the history of / making of hanfu? Any periods and styles are fine – I just love them and want to learn more! I can read French and English. Thank you so much ^^
Hi, thanks for the question!
While I’m not familiar with French, here are some recommendations for English-language books on the history of / making of hanfu (click for links):
1) Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei – One of the most accessible English-language books on hanfu and Chinese clothing in general; informative and concise. Available to read online.
2) 5,000 years of Chinese Costume – According to nannaia, the book is “an invaluable resource in English (though sadly currently out of print), I would highly recommend this book if you can get your hands on it.”
3) Ancient Hanfu – A gorgeous and comprehensive historical overview of hanfu with many visual references. Available to read online.
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