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qi·pao

 (chē′pou′)
n. pl. qi·paos

[Mandarin qípáo, loose gown worn by Manchu women during the Qing Dynasty, cheongsam : , banner, any of the eight administrative units into which the mostly Manchu ruling class of the Qing Dynasty was organized (from Middle Chinese gı̷i, from Old Chinese *gəi) + páo, long gown, robe (from Middle Chinese pɦuaw, from Old Chinese *bû).]
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City Walk, The Beach, Boxpark, The Outlet Village, Al Seef, and La Mer wil be transformed into an Oriental wonderland from February 15 to 28, with live shows such as the Qipao dance and lion dance scheduled evey weekend from 4pm.
I know how a qipao [a silk or cotton dress with cap sleeves and a stand-up collar] is worn traditionally in China, but when I'm in New York and I see an American lady wearing a qipao, she doesn't know the rules of wearing it, so she adds her own twist to it.
The cheongsam, or Qipao in Chinese, evolved from a style of ancient clothing worn by the Manchu ethnic minority.
The entrance to the Great Room features a series of oversized mirror collages with a Qipao motif, overlaid by a delicate Art Deco-inspired screen, reflecting the tension and contrasts between old and new Shanghai.
Jin often dresses in qipao, the stylish, high-cut and tight-fitting national dress for Chinese women, made popular in Shanghai nearly 100 years ago (Figure 1).
The qipao, too, was stifled by the show's organizers.
If we check post-mid-nineteenth century Western literary works, for example, we find the appearance of Chinese people been much emphasized: Chinese men usually wear qipao (which is women's stress), with an umbrella or fan in the hand, the Chinese are yellow-skinned with narrow eyes, etc.
Upcoming attractions include performances by musicians, a calligraphy artist, a martial arts troop and actors dressed in traditional Chinese dresses also known as qipao.
They wear celadon green silk qipao [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and ornate gold and jade necklaces and bracelets, which suggest their high status and the distinction between them and professional performers.
Following the change of regime in 1949, the 1950s lost city of Shanghai witnesses the replacement of Western-style men's suits by modified Zhongshan zhuang [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Sun Yat-sen suits) and the gradual disappearance of the once fashionable qipao [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Manchu banner gowns), whose modern version, cheongsam [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], has become more fitted and waisted to reveal the contours of the female body since the 1920s and 1930s.
Ku's staff also made mini qipao, the figure-hugging Chinese dress, based on those worn in pictures by Soong Mei-ling, the elegant wife of late Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, who fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing a civil war to the communists in China.
Ku's staff also made mini qipao, the figure-hugging Chinese dress, based on those worn by Soong Mei-ling, the elegant wife of late Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, who fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing a civil war to the communists in China.