n a profile video of Zho上海千花坊uced by Bohdee Medi

ia last year, she said she had been captivated since she was a c

hild by men and women dressed in Han-style robes fighting each other in kung fu television shows.上海千花坊上海千花坊

Although she started wearing hanfu on a daily basis simply because she really liked it, Zhou began to take it more seri

上海千花坊ously when she began attracting the attention and interest of foreigners and others who share the same love for tradi

tional Chinese culture, according to a China Central Television report on hanfu last year.

The Sina Weibo star has seen both her business in Sydney and her popularity on the micro-blogging platform continue to grow.上海千花坊

Because the clothing style disappeared for about 400 years before its reemergence, several

critics and academics doubt the authenticity of modern adaptations of hanfu, claiming tha

上海千花坊上海千花坊t the followers did not do sufficient historical research before recreating the outfits. Some have even gone on to say tha

t the movement is entrenched in racism and linked to nationalist movements which could spark potential con

flict between the Han ethnic group, which makes up almost 92 percent of China’s population, and the other 55 ethnic groups.上海千花坊

However, many young people who adopt hanfu as their daily fashion choice maintain that they wear it to show appre

ciation for their heritage and to feel a connection to their roots, with no political intention or motivation involved.上海千花坊上海千花坊

Despite of the ongoing debate over hanfu, many young Chinese people, including Shi and Zhou, continue

上海千花坊to promote wearing hanfu as a lifestyle choice and hope that it will one day be accepted as mainstream fashion.

Khaya Njumbe won the top prize in the child group of a singing contest of Chinese songs in the U.S.

Midwest and received a trophy on Sunday in a Chinese culture center in the southwestern suburbs in Chicago.上海千花坊上海千花坊

This is part of the “Water Cube Cup” Chinese Songs Singing Competition scheduled in August in Beijing of China.

Holding the trophy almost one-third of his size, the 10-year-old boy beamed, and just cou上海千花坊上海千花坊

ld not wait to play with other contest participating boys and girls standing around.

During the competition, the 10-year-old boy sang two Chinese songs, “Whe

n You Are Old and Grey” and “The Moon Represents My Heart.” The articulation, au

thentic pronunciation and emotional expression of the songs enabled him to win the prize.

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