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Rank and Style: Power Dressing in Imperial China
Pacific Asia Museum
"Rank and Style: Power Dressing in Imperial China is an educational and interactive exploration of how the Chinese elite in the Ming and Qing dynasties expressed status through insignia of rank and the robes and accessories that went with them. It draws on the extensive collections of the Pacific Asia Museum as well as several private collections." Includes a glossary of textile terms and symbols, a chronology, discussion questions, and a reading list.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/rankandstyle/index.stm
Traditional Dress from East Asia
Victoria and Albert Museum
An introduction to the traditional clothing of Japan, China, and Korea. With four examples and two patterns (for a kimono and a dragon robe).

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/asia/asia_features/traditional_dress_east_asia...
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