Sturdy Girls: Fat shaming and female beauty in China

Long time since I’ve done a post but I promise to remedy this over the next few days. Recently wrote a new post for China Personified, discussing female beauty in China and the issue of fat shaming, self consciousness, and respect for appearance diversity. Hope you enjoy it:

Originally posted on What Shih Said:
Following Ang Lee’s second Best Directing win at the Academy Awards last night, this beautiful essay resurfaced. Here is my translation of Ang Lee’s words, written in 2006 (post-Oscar win). Please credit the translation to Irene Shih (and to this blog), thank you! In 1978, as I applied to…

“Flushing the Wave” at Sun Moon Bay

I recently wrote a story about Surfing in Hainan for China Personified. Here’s the version. Major point of clarification: The coffee on Hainan Island is grown by a group of ethnic Chinese Indonesian refugees who were resettled on Hainan Island after being rescued from anti-Chinese pogroms a few decades ago. 2nd point: Freedom in Chinese […]