*The Evolving Chinese Dress, 1909-1973

Cheongsam /Qipao
Event detail
Add to my calendar

This garment presentation examines the fashion trends from China to other  transnational communities dating from 1909 to 1973. There will be examples of a “Pleated Skirt, "Glossy Cloth” also known as Bi-colored Silk, Qipao aka Cheong Sam, knotted floral buttons and polychrome silk embroidery. We will examine the fashion and historical context that reflected a restricted  lifestyle to a liberated one for Chinese women. We will also examine various fabric and tailoring details. This a powerpoint presentation and will include a sampling of the actual garments.

Presenter Jeanie Low is an award-winning quilt artist living in San Francisco. She is also the author of China Connection:Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America. Her genealogy specialty is 20th century immigration and naturalization records for all ethnic groups and Chinese Americans. Jeanie is a member of the San Francisco Quilters’ Guild, Textile Arts Council and Ethnics Textile Study Group, California Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society and the Chinese Historical Society of America. She holds a B.A. degree in Chinese Studies, SF State University and an A.A. degree in Library Technology, City College of San Francisco.

Upcoming Events

Pink Rice Cooker
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 11:00 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Ladies' Knight
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Sycip Room - Floor 4
March of the Suffragettes
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:00 pm
Merced, Merced General Floor Area

More related events

Upcoming Classes

eReader and Tech Drop-In (English & Chinese)
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 3:00 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room
Alzheimer's Disease - The Basics (in Cantonese)
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 2:30 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Take our survey