Women and Clothing in Early Medieval China (220-589 AD) | EP2 | Chinese Clothing Through the Ages

歷代中國服飾二 | 魏晉南北朝

The legendary Ballad of Mulan originated in a time of great cultural and political upheaval. What would Mulan and her compatriots in the Wei, Jin, Northern, and Southern Dynasties (also called the Six Dynasties period, spanning 220-589 AD) have looked like? How would their way of dress and adornment have been affected by the cultural mixing that nomadic peoples and migration between Northern and Southern China brought about?

This video is the second of six episodes covering historical Chinese clothing through the ages, from the Spring-Autumn Period to the 20th century. Subscribe to see the next episode on Tang Dynasty fashions, up very soon!




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