Chinese traditional adult ceremony held in Chengdu

BY APD NEWSJul 18,2019 at 10:28

A Chinese traditional adult ceremony was held on Tuesday in the Wenshufang Cultural Block in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, marking the grown-up of a young woman. The whole process of the ceremony followed the procedures recorded by some historical documents, with the host, the woman and guests all wearing Chinese traditional clothing Hanfu.

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A Chinese traditional adult ceremony is held on July 16 in the Wenshufang Cultural Block in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. [Photo by Peng Chao]

Qi Hehui, a professor of literature studies at the southwest University for Nationalities, fits hairpins in the woman’s hairs three times in the order of jade, gold, and wood, and for each hearpin, the young woman wore different types of dresses, indicating that she has grown from a vigorous girl to an elegant woman.微信图片_20190717135642.jpg

Qi Hehui, a professor of literature studies at theSouthwest University for Nationalities, fits a gold hairpin in the young woman’s hair. [Photo by Tang Ze]

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Tan Jihe, a historian and president of the Sichuan Provincial Association of History, gives a courtesy name to the young woman coming of age, at a Chinese traditional adult ceremony in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. [Photo by Tang Ze]

Tan Jihe, a historian and president of the Sichuan Provincial Association of History, gave a courtesy name to the young woman—Mujiu, which literally means to encourage her to face up to difficulties and challenges and constantly strive for self-perfection.

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Wang Qingyu, a master of martial arts and Taoist medicine, speaks at a Chinese traditional adult ceremony in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. [Photo by Peng Chao]

Wang Qingyu, a master of martial arts and Taoist medicine, said the adult ceremony taught all the participants what Chinese culture is and how meaningful it is to people’s life.

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The young woman coming of agemakes a bow with hands folded in front to the guests at a Chinese traditional adult ceremony in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. [Photo by Tang Ze]

“The adult ceremony makes me more aware of the care and love of my parents and relatives, and gives me a deeper understanding of the charm of traditional Chinese etiquette and culture,” said Mujiu, adding that the ceremony is of special meaning to her as she is going to study in the United States next month.

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The young woman coming of age showcases her dress at a Chinese traditional adult ceremony in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. [Photo by Tang Ze]

Mujiu, who calls herself Lingche, is president of a cosplay society based in Chengdu. She has held two Hanfu culture experience events in Kuanzhai Alley in Chengdu this year to promote Hanfu and traditional Chinese culture, and has also opened a culture experience store in May to showcase the charm of diverse cultures through different costumes.

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The elders give Guqin, Go, book and painting to the young woman coming of age as a gift at a Chinese traditional adult ceremony in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. [Photo by Tang Ze]

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A Chinese traditional adult ceremony was held on July 16 in the Wenshufang Cultural Block in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. [Photo by Tang Ze]

She said she is planning to establish a new society at university and try her best to promote cross-cultural exchanges between China and the West.

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An orchestra based in Dujiangyan city plays Dongjing Ancient Music, which is composed of witchery music, folk minor, court music, Buddhism and Taoism music, at a Chinese traditional adult ceremony in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. [Photo by Peng Chao]

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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