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May 1, 2019 09:36 English
I read an interesting news, which described why Qing dynasty's courtiers had to clap both of their sleeves before fell to the emperor.

There were three reasons for this action, first is represent keep clean in front of the emperor and this is a specific ceremony.

The second is to prove that the courtier never brought any weapons or hidden under the sleeves.

The third is to express that the courtier is not corrupt.

Compare with other ancient Chinese dynasties, it seems that only the Qing dynasty has this special ceremony before met the emperor.

Supposedly, because Manchu people were nomad of northeastern part of China before they entered the central China.

When they rode horses and hunting, their wrists were pretty easy to got hurt.

They therefore wore long sleeves to protect their wrists.

Meanwhile, the long sleeves also can keep warm, because at the northeastern part of China is extremely chill.
I read an interesting news, which described why Qing dynasty's courtiers had to clap both of their sleeves before fell to the emperor.
(我讀到了一則有趣的新聞,是描述為什麼清朝的官員要在向皇帝下跪之前都要拍袖子)

There were three reasons for this action, first is represent keep clean in front of the emperor and this is a specific ceremony.
(這的動作有三個理由,第一是代表在皇帝面前保持清潔並且這是一個特別的儀式)

The second is to prove that the courtier never brought any weapons or hidden under the sleeves.
(第二是證明這位大臣沒有攜帶任何武器或藏在袖子底下)

The third is to express that the courtier is not corrupt.
(第三是表達這位大臣不貪污)

Compare with other ancient Chinese dynasties, it seems that only the Qing dynasty has this special ceremony before met the emperor.
(與中國其他的古代的朝代相比,似乎只有清朝在面見皇帝之前有這樣的特殊儀式)

Supposedly, because Manchu people were nomad of northeastern part of China before they entered the central China.
(據稱,因為滿族在進入中國的中心之前在中國東北部是游牧民族)

When they rode horses and hunting, their wrists were pretty easy to got hurt.
(當他們騎馬並狩獵時,他們的手腕很容易受傷)

They therefore wore long sleeves to protect their wrists.
(他們於是穿著長長的袖子來保護他們的手腕)

Meanwhile, the long sleeves also can keep warm, because at the northeastern part of China is extremely chill.
(同時,這長長的袖子也可以保暖,因為在中國東北部非常的冷)