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From the end of the Guangxu reign till the beginning of Republic of China (1908-1912), the popular bun types of Chinese women included Luoji (spiral bun), Baoji (pack bun), Lianhuanji (interlinking bun), Chaotianji (skyward bun), Yuanbaoji (Yuanbao-shaped bun; Yuanbao is a shoe-shaped gold or silver ingot), Baoyuji (abalone-shaped bun), Xiangguaji (muskmelon-shaped bun), Kongxinji (hollow bun), Panbianji (bun formed by rounding the tail), Mianbaoji (bread-shaped bun), Yiziji (line-shaped bun), Dongyangji (Japanese bun), Zhuimaji (bun like a person falling off a horse), Wufengji (dancing-phoenix bun) and Hudieji (butterfly bun), etc.

As for a young woman, in addition to the bun, there was also a lock of hair covering the forehead, commonly called Qianliuhai (front bang). The fashion of the Qianliuhai varies slightly, too: the line-shaped, the hanging-silk-shaped and the swallowtail-shaped, etc.

Around the 12th year of Republic of China (1924), Jianfa (a hairstyle formed by cutting the hair neatly) became popular. In the 1930s, perm was spread to China. After 1933, Chinese women in big cities usually followed the Western style, and some even dyed their hair into different colors such as red, yellow, brown, etc., which were regarded as fashionable.

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Fuzhou Women
In early times in Fuzhou City, South China, married women and unmarried women could be distinguished from each other according to their hairstyle.
Lahu Ethnic Minority
The Lahu ethnic minority lives mainly in Yunnan Province, South China. In the very early period, they lived a nomadic life. Later on, they followed the exuberant grassland southward, and settled in the drainage area of the Lancang River in the south. Their habiliment reflects the nomadic culture of the minority at the earlier stage, and also shows their farming style in modern times.
Manchu Hairstyle
Manchu hairstyle and headwear are unique, especially Manchu females' headwear. It is elegant and magnificent, natural and graceful.
Miao Ethnic Group
The Miao ethnic minority mainly live in the border areas of the provinces of southwest China. They have their own language.
Mongolian Women
The Mongolian ethnic minority is chiefly distributed in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China, and they call themselves "Mongolians", meaning "Eternal Fires". People also call them "an ethnic minority on horseback". The Mongolians have their own language and alphabets. Mongolian women's headwear is unique.
Sani Women
The Sani is a branch of the Yi ethnic minority. Huabaotou (colored turban) of the Sani women is still an important part of girls' habiliment now, just like the legendary Ahshima (a goddess of love in the national myth).
She Ethnic Minority
The She ethnic minority is mostly distributed in Fujian Province, Zhejiang Province, Guangdong Province and other provinces in South China.
Silver Accessories of Ethnic Minorities in Yunnan
Among the rich and colorful costumes of Yunnan Province's ethnic minorities, silver adds the "finishing touch." People who have visited ethnic minority regions in Yunnan will be impressed by the various types of silver accessories worn by women and children: small, silver bells on bonnet, silver bracelets around women's wrists, numerous silver "bubbles" on their clothes, silver ear pendants, etc.
Tibetan Women
The Tibetan ethnic minority is mainly distributed in Tibet Autonomous Region, Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan provinces and their nearby provinces. The Tibetan ethnic minority is one of the age-old ethnic minorities in China and its chief agricultural crop is highland barley, but there are also other crops such as wheat, rape and pea, etc.
Tu Ethnic Minority
The Tu ethnic minority, mainly distributed in the east of Qinghai Province and some parts of Gansu Province of China, is a minority with a long historic standing.
Traditional Beijing Costumes
"Buddha needs to be decorated with gold, whereas human beings need to be decorated with clothes". "The four elements of life are clothing, food, residence and transportation, in which clothing comes first".

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