Although Manchu Empire has been overthrown at the beginning of the 1910’s, the Cheongsam dress survived the political change. Both Manchurian and Han women preferred the cheongsam dress in the early 20’s. During the end of the 20th century, influenced by the designs of the outside world, cheongsam became much shorter in length while the
The name “cheongsam“, meaning simply “long dress”, entered the English vocabulary from the dialect of  China’s Guangdong Province. In other parts of the country including Beijing, however, it is known as “qipao” or “chipao“, which has a history behind it. Cheongsam is also called Chinese dress. So, cheongsam / qipao / chipao / Chinese dress