Chinese women’s costumes of different dynasties:
1. Han Dynasty
2. Dynasty Wei-Jin
3. Period of six dynasties
4. Sui dynasty
5. The Tang Dynasty
6. The era of the Five Dynasties
7. Song Dynasty
8. The Yuan Dynasty (Mongolian)
9. The Ming Dynasty
10. The Qing Dynasty (Manchu)
I am certain that the captions are out of order. For example, no. 10 (bottom right) is from the Han Dynasty, and no. 9 (bottom center) is from the Qing Dynasty. Tumblr sometimes changes around the order of the photos in a photoset.
Can anyone help us figure out the proper order of captions?
I have worked until now to an archaeological catalogue and seeing such approximative mistakes in an historical report really makes me cringe.
Far from being a Chinese clothing expert, I casually possess a book reporting the same pictures ( http://www.amazon.com/Chinese-Clothing-Introductions-Culture/dp/0521186897/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352360733&sr=1-2 ). The book is published by Cambridge university press, so perhaps it’s not scientifical, but it’s a more serious source than any online blog. So I am sharing, for the sake of being a bitch (and because I love Chinese clothing AND correct stuff).
According to my source:
1-Wei and Jin dynasty (+scorpion-tail-shape hairstyle kind of ancient hairstyle in Warring States period\western Han) (western Jin is dated 265-317 A.D.)
2- Southern dynasty (420-589 A.D.)
3- Sui (similar to Korean hanboks) (581-618 A.D.)
4- Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D.)
5- A queen from the 5 dynasties period. (907-960 A.D.)
6- Song dynasty (Northern Song 960-1127 A.D.; Southern Song 1127-1276 A.D.)
7- Not featured (but it seems to be Chabi, wife of Kublai Kan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chabi ) (1227–1281 A.D.)
8- Ming dynasty (Shuitian dress) (1368-1644 A.D.)
9- (Manchurian) Qing dynasty (1644-1911 A.D.)
10- Han dynasty (Western Han 206 B.C.-25 A.D.; Eastern Han 25-220 A.D.)
I hope to not have made typos. X)
Also, paintings by Zhou Xun and Gao Chunming from “Lady Garments and Adornments of Chinese Past Dynasties”