Qipao and Cultural Appropriation
Qipao Cheongsam and Cultural Appropriation
this tweet went viral [2018-04-29 https://twitter.com/daumkeziah/status/988115815068139520 ]
featuring the following photos
it's a girl at her prom.
the sjw claiming it to be cultural appropriation.
the first post that caused it, is this:
[2018-05-01 https://twitter.com/jere_bare/status/989981023076208640 ]
which is followed by
This is a randomly synthesized nonsensical history of postmodernism color. That guy is a smart guy. Look at the thousands who fell for it.
“cultural appropriation” is one of the sinister method of elite to grip power. On the surface, their reason is supporting “weak” culture, but really it: (1) separates cultures. (2) get power to dictate everyday behavior.
whenever 2 groups of people from diff regions meet, cultural exchange happens. u learned my habit, thoughts, lang, etc, n vice versa. Some r explicit, some r subconscious. every culture, or languages, is full of “#CulturalAppropriation”.
western suit tie 👔 high-heels 👠 handshake 🤝, are adopted world wide. Chinese stuff, are adopted in most east asian countries, notably chinese language, law, customs, by Japan and Korea in early times. China got buddihism ☸ ࿘ from India.
In general, culture spread from the more powerful to less. Lesser countries or region are often eager to learn. (you wanna know what shirt pop stars wear) But sometimes it's by force. (e.g. conquered land. you learn my lang, my religion.)
in general, people love their culture being adopted by others. The sjw's #CulturalAppropriation doctrine reverse that. It achieves 2 things: (1) disallow white to adopt other's culture, so white remains pure. (2) allow white elite to arbitrarily condemn anyone as racist.
2018-05-01 [2018-05-01 https://twitter.com/xah_lee/status/991294202662170626 ]
The Sexy Qipao
the most famous qipao known to the world would probably be Chun Li, from video game Street Fighter.
and here's Chinese girl in qipao
Double-Bun Hair Girls
here's Japanese anime PVC figure, wearing qipao. Her name is 春日野穹.
here's another qipao, from anime Devil Survivor 2, Fumi Kanno, see
in anime, there are tons wearing qipao, because its sexy.
here's more qipao in kungfu movie, more genuine 1940's Shanghai:
amazon has quite a few qipao. note the picture on upper right isn't qipao.
Actually, tight fitting qipao really isn't traditional. It arose in rich westernized Shanghai in around WWII era. Worn by the rich, and e.g. call girls.
those tight fitting qipao we came to know became popular only because it shows woman's curves and legs, in the same way western dress showing cleavage, women's back, and legs, are popular, worn by hollywood super stars.
What Do Chinese Say?
South China Morning Post's Own Propaganda
Soon, twitter sphere filled with this post, saying that it won China's support.
pure bullshit mixed into the article. The qipao dress, has nothing to do with “silent protest” nor “gender equality”.
The tight ftting version is a western influence that arose in Shanghai, worn by the rich and call girls. It became popular because it is sexy, as simple as that.
note that the publication, Southern China News, is a anti Communist Party gov paper. It is pro china democracy. While it diss the western sjw, it adds its own propaganda with utter 💩 about qipao history.