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In recent years, the return to traditional culture/fashion has suddenly become popular. Traditional costumes and etiquettes began to appear in various occasions; whether to show off one’s personality, or to attract attention. However, this resurgence of returning to a nation of etiquettes also brought about many awkward cases of “time travel” [things looking out of place/time or being historically inaccurate, not literal time travel].

2011 September 1st. The Lizhai Center Elementary School in Dexing city in Jiangxi Province, a hundred first grade elementary school students wore ancient costume and recited the classic Standards for being a Good Pupil with their teachers. The children wore on top of their head a “traditional cap” made out of a disposable cup and chopsticks. In reality, ancient men only bound their hair and wore a cap during the maturation ceremony when they reach age 20.
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2006 February 10th, at Chongqing Gele Mountain Forest Park, Hanfu lovers held a “classic birthday party”, with soda and snacks on the table. The organizer claimed that this is meant to spread the word about Hanfu, with the ultimate goal of reviving ethnic culture and reawaken the nation’s self-esteem and pride.
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2007 April 15th, at the 2006/2007 A1 International Auto Competition opening ceremony in Shanghai, over a hundred youth wore Hanfu and gathered on the race track to hold a ritual ceremony.
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2009 September 1st, at Hangzhou Ziyang Elementary School, over 90 students wore Qing dynasty costumes to participate in an ancient induction ceremony. Afterwards, the school officials received dozens of emails from netizens “protesting against students wearing Qing Dynasty costumes”; the school’s website was also hacked.
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2009 March 29th, at the Nanjing Confucius Temple, the Confucius School students welcomed two “Olympic Vessels” from Beijing, with over 1000 students and teachers holding a grand ceremony to receive the vessels. Those “red scarves” wearing ancient costumes loudly recited poetry to celebrate the arrival of the “Olympic Vessels” to the Confucius School.
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2011 September 6th, at Hangzhou Gongchenqiao Elementary’s “Mingren Academy’s” classics class, teachers and students wore ancient costumes but were using multimedia teaching methods.
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2007 November 16th, Qionghai City in Hainan Province, HNA Group invested 1 million RMB to organize a “harmonious Hainan” traditional Han style wedding for 78 couples.
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