Historical hat trick teaches kids about social distancing

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One legend says that the first Song emperor ordered his ministers to wear hats with two long wings on the sides so that they could not talk among themselves in court assemblies without being overheard, according to Tsui Lik-hang, a historian at City University of Hong Kong.

But they may just have been a fashion statement. Tsui warned that the story came from a much later source, adding: “The Song emperors, in fact, were also depicted to have worn this kind of headwear.”

Period28 Apr 2020

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TitleHistorical hat trick teaches kids about social distancing
Media name/outletInkstone
PlaceHong Kong
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorHolly Chik