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一人得道,鸡犬升天

Chinese proverbs

rén
dào,
quǎn
shēng
tiān
 道,


When a man is at court, all his followers are in favor. 

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The cheongsam

altThe cheongsam (qí páo 旗袍), or Qipao in Chinese, is evolved from a kind of ancient clothing of Manchu (mǎn zú 满族) ethnic minority. In ancient times, it generally referred to long gowns worn by the people of Manchuria, Mongolia and the Eight-Banner.

In the early years of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), long gowns featured collarless, narrow cuff in the shape of a horse's hoof, buttons down the left front, four slits and a fitting waist. Wearers usually coiled up their cuff, and put it down when hunting or battling to cover the back of hand. In winter, the cuff could serve to prevent cold. The gown had four slits, with one on the left, right, front and back, which reached the knees. It was fitted to the body and rather warm. Fastened with a waistband, the long gown could hold solid food and utensils when people went out hunting. Men's long gowns were mostly blue, gray or green; and women's, white.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2009 17:16
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