Is the Hanfu also part of traditional Vietnamese clothing, since Vietnam was part of China from Han to Tang?

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Is the Hanfu also part of traditional Vietnamese clothing, since Vietnam was part of China from Han to Tang?

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Historically yes

Traditionally depends

North Vietnam was under the Chinese for a long period other than cultural influences Chinese did and are still living in Vietnam . Unless you're denying history for political reasons . Han clothing is technically vietnamese clothing and part of vietnamese history as well.

But unlike China where you claim it under han ethnic clothing . Anything worn in Vietnam would be claimed under Việt Phục 越服 as a blanket term . As you can see how Việt Phục 越服 isn't just Áo dài

Hanfu itself can be used as a blanket term covering all han ethnic clothing through different dynasties instead of just han dynasty clothing

Claims like these are really how far or little you want to . Sino- Vietnamese ties and nationalism does hamper it quite a bit .

Japanese even call their kimono “tang clothing”

Yet it doesn't stop the clothing from being Japanese.

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of course hanfu is not from vietnamese origin vietnamese people did commonly wear the actual hanfu during mac dynasty, ao giao linh is a cross collared style dress that is similar to some versions of hanfu, and nhat binh is its own unique thing, i have seen ao nhat binh being modernized and looks similar to hanfu but to answer your question id say no, but i see a lot of vietnamese people wear hanfu and i dont see any problem with it

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In reality, yes, you can say that, since Vietnam was part of China from Han to Tang as well as early Ming, which means Vietnamese wore Hanfu that existed from Han to Tang as well as early Ming fashion. But when thinking about current nationalism, no, Hanfu is not part of traditional Vietnamese clothing. Instead, its Vietnamized versions are.

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Clothes distinctive of Hanfu such as cross-collared dress, round-collared dress, and high-collared dress also exist in Vietnam. In fact, when looked with untrained eyes, you won’t be able to distinguish them.

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However, many Vietnamese do wear products of Hanfu, but only as forms of cultural appreciation or cosplay. They’re not considered as part of Vietnamese traditional clothes, which makes Vietnamese fashion reconstruction tricky, since whether an attire counts as Vietnamese depends on very small distinct details.

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Of course, no.

This is the traditional clothes today:

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This traditional Vietnamese clothes during French colonial era:

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And this is Hanfu:

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Some Vietnamese bought it in internet and wear them for photo, they also wear Japanese, Korean clothes for photo too.

Kimono, Yukata:

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Hanbok:

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However, I never see any of them wear it to go outside.

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Not anymore than Hanfu being considered a part of traditional Korean or Japanese clothing.

The thing is that the modern Hanfu movement is pretty much tied to Han nationalist movement. This really discourages Vietnamese from including Hanfu as a whole as a part of Việt Phục movement. Furthermore, as the name implies, Hanfu is basically Han people's clothing. While Vietnamese did consider themselves “Han” with the archaic meaning of “civilized" during the Nguyễn dynasty, the modern Vietnamese certainly don't do so now that “Han" has been tied to the modern definition of ethnic group. And most Vietnamese people dislike the Nguyễn dynasty anyway for losing to the French.

Not that Vietnamese don't occasionally wear products of the Hanfu movement, but Vietnamese wear them not as their own traditional clothes but as interesting clothes from a different culture, in the same way they wear Wafuku and Hanbok.

That said, while Hanfu as a whole isn't considered Vietnamese traditional clothing, some specific designs such as áo giao lĩnh, áo viên lĩnh, áo đối khâm, thường, etc. are included in the Việt Phục movement because the ancient Vietnamese did wear them, usually with some changes in the designs from the original Hanfu versions (i.e áo đối khâm 對襟 became áo nhật bình).

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A reconstructed Ming-style beizi, a type of 對襟. Source is File:Beizi 1.jpg .

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Áo Nhật Bình as worn by Nam Phương empress, the last empress of Vietnam.

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A reconstructed áo nhật bình in the movie Phượng Khấu.

Essentially, Hanfu as a whole isn't considered a part of Vietnamese traditional clothing because of 1) modern politics, 2) not all Hanfu designs were used by the Vietnamese in the past, 3), the designs were changed by the Vietnamese, and 4) not all Hanfu designs were used by the Vietnamese in the past.

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Hanfu is a artificial word, was created coined in 2002 by the CCP propaganda in order to destroy the world traditions. So they are fake clothes.

Northern Vietnam was part of china from Han to Tang, but ethnic groups in here (Vietnamese, Tai, Muong, Cham, Hmong,…) never followed chinese dresses because they had their own customs. So the Chinese in the past always called whole of them the “barbarians” until the modern era.

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