See the Dragons

Exhibition of rare robes will greet Chinese scholars

  • 23 December 2019
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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See the Dragons

Shu Hwa Lin, in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, is preparing a special costume exhibition for the Hawaii International Conference on Chinese Studies to welcome international scholars and conference attendances. The exhibition will highlight three rare and beautiful Chinese Qing Dynasty dragon robes. Both semi-formal and formal dragon robes, intended for wearers of different ranks, will be included.

Over a 15-year period, Shu Hwa’s research into these stunning and valuable articles of ceremonial clothing has led her to publish a book, Qing Imperial Costume Design: Yin-Yang Philosophical Influence, as well as research articles; give more than 20 oral presentation; and create a series of greeting cards.