October 22, 2010Jing Gao6 Comments

Era of homogeneity – China’s new beauty trend makes women look alike

China Hush translated an article from New Weekly via Netease that sums up the changing trend of beauty standard from 1900 to 2010. China has transitioned through Era of Relief, Luxury, Confine and Pomp. Everyone is typical, so-called nobility will be looked down upon. It is meaningless to talk about standard beauty, because personality and [...]

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October 18, 2010Jing Gao3 Comments

Spat between Beijing and Shanghai, China’s two great cities, and beyond

The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the ongoing rivalry between Beijing and Shanghai: “They stand like this,” says the 56-year-old restaurateur, hands on hips, adding a scowl to her performance. “They’re sooo annoying. Just because they come from the capital, they act like they’re running the country.” The antipathy is mutual. “Shanghai people [...]

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