Originally Posted by sylf
Lol, I know... Well, from the video, looks like if I want a "bun" like that it'll have to be fake hair. I reckon back in the days when women never had a haircut in their life, they could mound their hair up that big, but we simply don't have the hair for that. My mum used to joke that women left their hair in those buns all the time and never took them apart.. so bugs would take up residence in there. ><;
Han Chinese did indeed not cut their hair. The philosophy behind it was from Confucius, who said "we are given our body, skin and hair from our parents; which we ought not to damage. This idea is the quintessential of filial duty."
The common pictures of Chinese men with queues and shaven front of their hair are actually Manchu, who had imposed their own ethnic clothing through brutal means when they came into power in the 1600s.