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Oct 8, 2020

In this episode, Juan Sebastián Lewin interviews Gaby Berman, who's focusing her Master thesis research on the presence of Sassanian male hufu clothing in the Tang Dynasty in China and its usage by elite women of the period, in her paper called "Tang Elite Women and Hufu Clothing: Persian Garments and the Artistic Rendering of Power". We explore topics relating to textiles, social class and female gender roles in the Tang Dynasty, and the intercultural exchanges between the Tang Dynasty and the Sasanian Dynasty.