Being Chinese myself I would say it definitely has nothing to do with racism, but rather the perceptive of skin colour on a person's social status, which mainly originated from a concept a long long time ago. By shaping the way people people view their skin — and that of others — will its colour, which is determined by genes, occupation and lifestyle, become another layer of inequality? In our foray into research, it has given us more insights about men using skin whitening and anti-aging ingestibles. Bihaku products are also prevalent and a key item in numerous youth subcultures such as gyaru and ageha girls. The practice only became more commonplace here from the s, and even then, among the local Chinese population a glowing suntan was seen only among the genuinely Westernised few. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Shuttlecock players kick up storm over obstructive sculpture.
Where Hong Kong gets its obsession with white skin from
Europe was no different until less than a century ago. Follow 5 And the Japanese and Korean mania for fair skin remains, if anything, even more pronounced than among the Chinese. Shuttlecock players kick up storm over obstructive sculpture. The figure was higher in many Asian countries: The popular method of bihaku is to use cosmetics that stop the production of melanin. Untanned skin was a symbol of the privileged class that was spared from outdoor labor … Dark-skinned people were deprecated because they were of the labouring class that worked out in the sun.