Solidarity Into the Future: Dico’s @ Chengdu, 1 Year Later

Where one falls, many will take his/her place. From left: 玺儿,麦麦,二分月,墨香,白·胭脂,思晓,盛唐明华,易易,龙的传人.

Source: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/1248056883
Original title: 成都德克士烧汉服事件一周年——现场照片以及视频 (1 Year Anniversary of the Chengdu Dico’s Hanfu Burning Incident – On-site photos and videos)
Original Author: Bai*Yanzhi 白·胭脂
Translation/commentary: Satsuki Shizuka

Translator’s note: On the evening of October 16 one year ago, Sun Ting (alias; net alias Muka)’s unfortunate encounter with fanatic anti-Japanese demonstrators has left a significant scar among Chinese people, as their own kind mutilated their brethren in the name of ‘patriotism’, but led to international humiliation and a stinging pain among those who believe in restoring China as a land of virtue and decorum. One year later today, we still see young Chinese students being oppressed at school as their hair gets forcefully cut and publically ridiculed for wearing their traditional clothes, along with a plethora of other social injustices — but the social consciousness continues to stand in vigilance, making a stand for the expression of national and self identity, without the oppression of silent or violent discrimination.

Walking down Chunxi Road, downtown Chengdu.

Last year on this day in Chengdu, a shocking event happened here — the Hanfu burning incident. Now, a year has passed, but we have not drowned ourselves in sorrow and anger. We are happy to see that in the events of this year, with the dedication and work of all our tongpao comrades, more and more people are aware, understanding and accepting about Hanfu. One year later today, we still wear our beautiful yi-shang, standing in the very same place, and honestly accepting the dubious, shocked, or appreciating gaze of bypassers. We need to use our minute bits of strength, to tell everyone in the world: They can burn up Muka [Sun Ting]’s Hanfu, but they will never burn away the Hanfu in our hearts. Restoring Huaxia is a heavy responsibility, and the road is long. We will continue to walk down this path.

Video: http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/_sFDcyawbOs/ and http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzEzMzc2MTQ0.html

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A Century of Strides and Returns – 100 Years of 10.10 Xinhai Revolutions

After 100 years of struggle against foreign colonialization, foreign Imperialism, and wrestling with various Western values left and right, we once again return to the beginning – let us reflect our long run for our democratic freedom – or as Dr. Sun Yat-Sen have stated, minzu (ethnic identity), minquan (sovereignty and power by the people, for the people), and minsheng (livelihood and wellbeing of the people).

“慎終追遠﹐民德歸厚矣。” — 曾子﹐《論語 學而篇第一》
“Let us be wary of our end purpose in human existance and trace our distant ancestral roots. With this, the virtues of the greater people will return to being earnest.” — Zeng Zi, The Analects, Chapter 1 Xue Er.

A Video Walkthrough of an Archery Ritual from Beijing Hanfu Association

As mentioned in 2009 on this blog in detail regarding the logistics and music (and more) of the She Li, or Archery Ritual, here is a detailed, half-hour special produced by our friends in Beijing Hanfu Association on the rundown of the ritual itself.

The language spoken is Mandarin, but we have (painstakingly) annotated the entire episode on Youtube, in the English language.

盡我綿薄之力﹐復我禮義之邦﹗
Let us make our small contribution, to revive our Nation of Rituals and Righteousness!

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