During the Ming–Qing transition in mid-seventeenth century China, the Manchu government's hair and dress regulations engendered a sartorial landscape with different dress codes in different social and theatrical spaces. Theatrical costuming, defined as the appropriation of body and clothing, responded continuously to that changing landscape through the nineteenth century. This article explores those responses through the case of the Qing drama A Ten-Thousand Li Reunion. By synthesizing textual fragments, visual representations, performance records, and clothing history, I suggest that theatrical costuming in Qing drama provided a productive way to associate body, clothing, and individual identities that were constantly in tension with historical changes.
明清易代之際，滿族政府的服飾政策導致現實生活和戲曲演出採用了不同 類型的服飾和髮式。這種變化進而影響了戲曲文本和演出中對身體及服飾的描寫 與使用。通過討論清代戲曲《萬里圓 》，本文揭示了有清一代戲曲裝扮與種族認同 之間的複雜關係。