Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Red Chinese

At least the brides should be blushing:

Chinese brides traditionally married in red, the colour of happiness. Then white weddings were introduced from the West, with women posing in ivory silk, supported by grooms in black tie.

The latest fad, though, is simpler - the naked wedding photo - and it has not gone down well with brides' parents.

....Such exhibitionism is a surprisingly common feature of modern Chinese life, seen by many as a result of an abrupt and confusing exposure to American culture after two millennia of Confucian conformity and three decades of Maoist puritanism.

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