This is a collection of quality images of typical Chinese Cheongsam of various styles and in different stages of evolution, with brief introductions on the history and culture of Cheongsam, written by the most authoritative experts in the feld.
The cheongsam is a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women, also known in Mandarin Chinese as qipao, and Mandarin gown in English. The stylish and often tight-fitting cheongsam or qipao that is best known today was created in the 1920s in Shanghai and made fashionable by socialites and upper class women.
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The Nanjing Museum is located in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. With an area of 70,000 square metres (17 acres), it is one of the largest museums in China. The museum currently has over 400,000 items in its permanent collection, making it one of the largest in China. Especially notable is the museum's enormous collections of Ming and Qing imperial porcelain, which is among the largest in the world.