1. A brief history of ancient garments; 2. Clothes and hierarchy in ancient times; 3. Silk, the silk road and the art of embroidery; 4. Beauty of traditional garments; 5. Trends in modern garments; Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.
Mei Hua is Professor of Women's Studies at Tianjin Normal University and head of the Huamei Clothing Ornament Culturology Study. A columnist for People's Daily, she has published widely on the subject of Chinese clothing and culture.