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Chinese braided pigtails or Chinese Queues

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Chinese braided pigtails or Chinese Queues

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I thought I knew but I didn't, so many things, so many times; however, so little time, too much to do, that I can't chase my curiosity. I got a joke in coffee room today. Mike talked about Jet Li movies and asked about why and when Chinese liked pigtail?

 

I couldn't say anthing as i didn't know the answer to his question. Drinking coffee now, thank God for this moment, I surfed Google to find it out as I felt that, so embarrassing I don't know my own culture.

 

Reading it, I realized that Chinese has gone through the mill: Paid their dues, withstood, deserving respect from other civilization. Our Chinese should hold head hight, chest up, shoulders back, tomy tucked in, stride, being proud of our own history. All in all, Chinese gotta respect ourselves before we demand others' respect - the key is pride comes from within.

 Chinese braided pigtails or Chinese Queues, used to "show a sign of dignity and manhood - For the Chinese, to pull on another's pigtails was a great insult."

That's what 说起辜鸿铭,留给国人印象最深的,大概要算那条拖在他脑后的长辫子了。这在北京,称得上出土文物式的一景。

 

辜鸿铭的辫子,并不是仅仅为了复古而留。早在英国留学时,他已剪掉辫子,西装革履,一副洋派。后来人人谈论反清革命,他反而把满清人硬栽上的辫子重新留了起来。原因很可能是“立异以为高”。当然,也符合他复古派的身份。

北大的学生嘲笑他,他反唇相讥:“我头上的辫子是有形的,你们心中的辫子是无形的。”[8]

 

 

有一次,
辜鸿铭被史称文坛怪杰辜鸿铭被史称文坛怪杰
中日甲午战争后,伊藤博文到中国漫游,在武昌时与张之洞有过接触。辜鸿铭作为幕僚送给伊藤一本刚出版的《论语》英译本。伊藤早知道辜鸿铭是中国保守派中的先锋,便乘机调侃他道:“听说你精通西洋学术,难道还不清楚孔子之教能行于两千多年前,却不能行于二十世纪的今天吗?”辜鸿铭见招拆招,回答道:“孔子教人的方法,就好比数学家的加减乘除,在数千年前,其法是三三得九,如今二十世纪,其法仍然是三三得九,并不会三三得八。”伊藤竟一时语塞。

 

辜鸿铭和胡适可谓是最大的冤家对头了,辜鸿铭蔑视西学,而胡适却推崇西学。他们在新文化运动中也多次交锋。在剧中也有双方对孔教的争论。
胡适1917年刚被聘为北大教授时,作为北大最年轻的教授,做了一次演讲,用英文念了一句荷马的诗,结果下面也传来了一阵英文,意思是胡适先生的英语是英国下等人的发音,而嘲讽胡适的也就是辜鸿铭,这便是两人的第一次冲突。之后就是各种冲突不断。
 
 
I wonder how many of you can say: :“我们心中无辫子。”心中无翘辫子:“我们心中无辫子。”

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The Chinese were forced to wear pigtails by whom and for how long and what superstition is involved in the cutting of the pigtail?

Question #40908. Asked by supermary345. (Nov 09 03 6:49 AM)

 

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The pigtail was a mark of political enslavement to the Manchu dynasty, and westerners made fun of the Chinese hair style. The pigtail was abolished in China in 1911 when the Manchu dynasty was overthrown in favor of the Republic. Cutting off a pigtail was a terrible insult to the Chinese as they believed it would hurt them spiritually.
http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mpigtail.html

I also found this reference:

"Originally it was a sign of submision demanded by the first Manchu Emperor only one year after seizing the throne in 1645. Chinese men shaved the front of their head, then combed the back hair into braids. They used not only their own natural hair, but also horsehair or black silk. The Chinese came to see their braided pigtails a sign of dignity and manhood. For the Chinese, to pull on another's pigtails was a great insult."

So the custom would have lasted for 265 years.
 
Nov 09 03, 10:12 AM
Siskin

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Chinese boys and men until the Revolution were famous for wearing plaited pigtails. This was a fashion introduced by the Manchus in the 17th century. Originally it was a sign of submission demanded by the first Manchu Emperor only one year after seizing the throne in 1645. Chinese men shaved the front of their head, then combed the back hair into braids. They used not only their own natural hair, but also horsehair or black silk. The Chinese came to see their braided pigtails a sign of dignity and manhood. For the Chinese, to pull on another's pigtails was a great insult. The pigtails were abolished in 1911.

http://histclo.hispeed.com/country/other/china/hair/china-hair.html
 
Nov 09 03, 10:17 AM
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The line of people answering this is very apt as the pigtails were also known as queues.
 
Nov 09 03, 4:54 PM
mochyn
 

 

 

 

 

 

That is where "jumping the queue" originated, the Han Chinese detested the Manchu rule, so in 1911 when they all cut off their pigtails they jumped on them to show their displeasure.
 
Nov 09 03, 4:59 PM
gmackematix
 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes Mochyn. And when they all jumped at the same designated time, the Earth shifted slightly in its orbit. ;-)
 
Nov 09 03, 7:51 PM
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