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Ms. Zhao Yidi's Mandarin dress

When Legend Becomes Art – Collectible Mandarin Dresses

It is commonly known that some wealthy people collect art, but did you know Mandarin dresses could be collectors’ items, too? Since the making of Mandarin dresses is quite an art, some people in today’s China do collect exquisite Mandarin dresses once in the possession of past celebrities. One of the Mandarin dress collectors is Ms. Song Luxia (Song is her family name according to the surname-first Chines
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zhou xun in qipao dress

Looking 29 at 40 in the Mandarin Collar

Do you know the Chinese actress in the photos below? If you don’t, can you guess how old she is? Can you believe she turned 40 this year? In case you don’t already know, her name is Zhou Xun (Zhou is her family name, as the Chinese name order puts the surname first). The photos came from the production of her latest TV drama, a period piece set in the 1930s, in which her character first appears as a 19-ye
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grace chang in cheongsam

Grace Chang on the Dinah Shore Show

Grace Chang (葛蘭) sang this song when she made her American debut on the Dinah Shore Show (October 25, 1959). Grace Chang on the Dinah Shore Show, Part 1 Grace Chang on the Dinah Shore Show, Part 2
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