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Hunan college girl design cheongsam inspired by women's secret language (3)

People's Daily Online)  10:01, November 16, 2012

(Yang Huafeng)

Edited and translated by Huang Beibei, People's Daily Online

Designer Zhou Jingjin drew inspiration from Nushu.

Nushu (or women's writing),a rare form of women's writing, is a century-old intangible cultural heritage from remote Jiangyong county, in southern Hunan province.

Nushu developed in the 19th century as a way for women in Jiangyong county, who were often discouraged from learning Chinese characters, to express themselves in a male-dominated society.

Local women wrote on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs and composed stories.

Approval by the State Intellectual Property Office, the five cheongsam designs have got patent certificate.

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