Well, we know that the above costumes are traditional Malay & Indian costume. So, What about Chinese? I bet most of you will say Chinese traditional costume is this
Am I right? Sure a lot of people will say that Chinese traditional costumes are qi pao (旗袍)& ma gua (马褂) but are you really sure it is?
Basically, qi pao & ma gua are of Manchu origin. So who is this Manchu people? The Manchu people (满族) are a Tungusic people who originated in Manchuria (today's Northeastern China). During their rise in the seventeenth century, with the help of Ming rebels, they conquered the Ming Dynasty and founded the Qing Dynasty, which ruled China until its abolition in 1911 after the Xinhai Revolution, which established a republican government in its place.
Most of the Chinese in South East Asia is of Han origin. As long people within the Great Wall is consider Han. So, what do Han costume looks like? Well, it looks like this
This is the true traditional costume for Han Chinese. Beautiful right? But why always the girls costume looks great?Zzz
No matter what, I'm not here to spread Han chauvinism. I'm here just to clear some misunderstanding that most people had & to correct what most people perceive as right. Hope everybody learn something new.
I think you will also be interested in this too(more details given & much more eleborated): Do You Know That Cheongsam Is Not Han Chinese Traditional Clothing? & An Ilustrated History on the Rise & Fall of the Chinese Civilisation - From Ming Dynasty to Early Qing Dynasty