The Vanishing Trades

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The Vanishing Trades

  1. 1. The vanishing trades The vanishing trades
  2. 2. Some of the vanishing trades are… <ul><li>Traditional mooncakes </li></ul><ul><li>Mooncakes are Chinese pastries traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival . The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching; moon cakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy on this occasion. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival, one of the three most important Chinese festivals. </li></ul><ul><li>Typical mooncakes are round or rectangular pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 4-5 cm thick. A thick filling usually made from lotus seed paste is surrounded by a relatively thin (2-3 mm) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs . Mooncakes are rich, heavy, and dense compared with most Western cakes and pastries. They are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by Chinese tea . </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooncake </li></ul>
  3. 3. Others are …? <ul><li>Chinese Traditional Medical Halls </li></ul>
  4. 4. Traditional COSTUMES! <ul><li>Han Chinese clothing or Hanfu ( traditional Chinese : 漢服 ; simplified Chinese : 汉服 ; pinyin : hànfú; Wade-Giles : hanfu), also known as Hanzhuang ( 漢裝 ), Huafu ( 華服 ), or guzhuang ( 古裝 , meaning &quot;ancient clothing&quot;), and sometimes referred in English sources simply as Silk Robe [1] (especially those worn by the gentry) or Chinese Silk Robe refers to the historical dress of the Han Chinese people, which was worn for millennia before the conquest by the Manchus and the establishment of the Qing Dynasty in 1644 . The term Hanfu derives from the Book of Han , which says, &quot;then many came to the Court to pay homage and were delighted at the clothing style of the Han [Chinese].&quot; [2] </li></ul><ul><li>Han Chinese clothing is presently worn only as a part of historical reenactment, festivals, hobby, coming of age / rite of passage ceremonies, ceremonial clothing worn by religious priests, or cultural exercise and can be frequently seen on Chinese television series , films and other forms of media entertainment . However, there is currently a movement in China and overseas Chinese communities to revive Han Chinese clothing in everyday life and incorporate in Chinese festivals or celebration. Some costumes commonly thought of as typically Chinese, such as the qipao , are the result of influence by brutal laws ( Queue Order ) imposed by Manchurian rulers of the Qing Dynasty , and are regarded by some advocates as not being &quot;traditionally&quot; Han. Technically, the Qing dynasty and afterwards would be considered modern China, so the qipao would be modern clothing and not traditional. Today, most Han Chinese wear western-style clothing in everyday life. Some urbanites wear modified or modernized traditional clothes, while many in the countryside still use distinctive peasant dress. </li></ul><ul><li>Many East Asian and Southeast Asian national costumes , such as the Japanese kimono , the Korean hanbok and the Vietnamese áo tứ thân , all were influenced by Hanfu, as historically these countries were part of the Sinosphere . </li></ul><ul><li>Courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Chinese_clothing </li></ul>
  5. 5. So… What’s the blog? <ul><li>The blog link is……………. </li></ul><ul><li>http://vanishingtrades1.blogspot.com./ </li></ul>
  6. 6. The wonderful credits X] <ul><li>ME ME ME! (Clarissa) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger ( www.blogger.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you :D </li></ul>

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