Yan Cong

The Hanfu Revival
Location: Beijing
Nationality: China
Biography: Yan Cong (b.1991) is an independent photographer based in Beijing, where she was born and raised. She focuses most of her long-term projects on women’s issues, rural China, and China’s relations with its neighbors.  In 2015, Yan was... read on
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The Hanfu Revival
Credits: yan cong
Date of Work: 07/17/18 - 11/18/18
Updated: 08/15/19
Location: Beijing
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Hanfu, a retro-style dress that the Han majority wore before Qing Dynasty (1644). In the past few years, China has seen a growing movement to revive Hanfu, with an increasing number of Hanfu devotees wearing the clothes in public, fueled by President Xi's promotion of traditional value.

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