Chinese New Year Event: "Traditional Chinese Attire"
- Public Event
Ancient China was called "a country of etiquette." The oldest piece of silk cloth found dates to roughly 3630 B.C. Every dynasty had different clothes and accessories which reflected the lifestyle and philosophy at that time. Through ancient Chinese paintings and sculptures, we will explore the origin and unique features of traditional Chinese attire and a get a brief overview of styles from different dynasties or ethnic groups.
Caltech alumna Wen Chen (PhD '00) has been interested in ancient Chinese art and history since childhood. She cherishes her heritage by bridging eastern and western communities through public speaking. Accessing literature in a country without censorship and internet blockage is a blessing to her curation and sharing of this knowledge as her unique service to the community. Since 2012, she has given over 300 presentations to local organizations about Chinese culture, history, and society.