What comes to your mind when a person wearing Chinese traditional clothing walk next to you on the street?
What are the significances of Chinese traditional clothing in our contemporary world?
Would you like to try on some Chinese traditional clothing while inquiring into the meanings behind?
In this lunch and learn session, our guest speaker Juni Yeung from the Toronto Guqin Society http://torguqin.wordpress.com will share her insights about the recent Hanfu (Han clothing) phenomenon in China, where young people challenge the “Chinese fashion image” as the “Qipao” and “Tangzhuang” commonly found in cheap Chinatown stores around the globe. but re-imported into China as an icon for “tradition.” Why does “ancient” clothing look so different from the Chinese wear today? Why is there such a heavy reluctance about making, selling and wearing them? This session will give a firsthand experience to explore the clothes and the critical reason that few Chinese mention today.
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Time: 1PM to 2:30PM
Location: Alterna Room, 4/F Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON
Cost: Free! (Potluck lunch: bring a sharable dish that can fit into a sandwich/salad!)
Brought to you by the Toronto Guqin Society, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, Centre for Social Innovation, and MelonAge Inc.