Any Chinese ethnic minorities out there?

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Re: Any Chinese ethnic minorities out there?

Post by .zeit » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:29 pm

pirate wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:05 pm
.zeit wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:06 pm
Have you ever seen your mainland relatives donning the She ethnic costumes before? Maybe they have a set somewhere at home?! I still don't know how you can be so sure that you are a She minority.
Because our 族谱 is still quite intact in the village (now officially designated XX畲族村), so I can trace my genealogy all the way back to the 畲族 ancestor who founded the village in the Ming Dynasty. I suspect they already threw away the ethnic costumes in the Qing dynasty. The current ones probably only to sing sing dance dance the tourists :lol:.
OK. I just asked because once I visited a 八旗子弟's 胡同 四合院 in Beijing. The lady showed me her full trunk of Manchurian heirloom comprising pennants and what nots she'd kept all these years.


Btw, 刘家昌 was born in Manchukuo (辽、黑、吉) - the puppet state created by the Japanese. However, he is Shandongese apparently. I don't know why his Shandong parents were in Harbin, Heilongjiang, causing him be born there as a Manchukuo citizen. There were many 本省台湾汉族 civil servants posted from Japan colony, Taiwan, to Manchukuo from 1932-45.

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Re: Any Chinese ethnic minorities out there?

Post by .zeit » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:35 pm

Nebbermind wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:24 pm
Do they come alive at night?
Come and play with me?
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My collection's all handpainted clay mini-figurines without limbs. You can get them from Taobao.
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Re: Any Chinese ethnic minorities out there?

Post by pirate » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:58 pm

.zeit wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:21 pm
You all ah. So funny!

You can purchase the dolls as well as the costumes from Taobao (male & female).
Actually, a lot of the costumes advertised in Taobao are not authentic. The same costume is sold as She, Miao, Yao, Zhuang etc etc.

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Re: Any Chinese ethnic minorities out there?

Post by pirate » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:02 am

.zeit wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:29 pm
There were many 本省台湾汉族 civil servants posted from Japan colony, Taiwan, to Manchukuo from 1932-45.
Not surprising. Some of the 'Japanese' soldiers in Singapore and Malaya were actually Taiwanese or Koreans.

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Re: Any Chinese ethnic minorities out there?

Post by floppy » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:16 pm

pirate wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:58 pm
.zeit wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:21 pm
You all ah. So funny!

You can purchase the dolls as well as the costumes from Taobao (male & female).
Actually, a lot of the costumes advertised in Taobao are not authentic. The same costume is sold as She, Miao, Yao, Zhuang etc etc.
What's authentic and what's not?
Costume made by real tribal people is authentic? Made by outsider is not?
Must be made by hand? Traditional process? Or are modern methods / machinery acceptable?

Unless you are looking at a hand-me-down or family heirloom, you could, in theory, argue that none of the modern stuff is authentic lor :lol:

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Notwithstanding, the costume looks good for racial harmony day :wink:


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Re: Any Chinese ethnic minorities out there?

Post by pirate » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:54 pm

floppy wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:16 pm
What's authentic and what's not?
Authentic as in at least not the wrong ethnic minority. :slapshead:

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