John Cadbury, the founder of Cadbury Chocolate. When he first started his buisness in 1824, he hired a Chinese worker in traditional Chinese clothing because he believed it would attract more customers cooksinfo.com/john-cadbur…
A clothes shop in Beijing banned Chinese customers and is perfectly legal in China as there is no legal ban on racial discrimination. One employee’s explanation for the ban was that some Chinese customers are too annoying & that Chinese women often try lots of clothing but end up buying nothing. bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
A man wore 70 items of clothing in a Chinese airport to avoid the bagging charge digitalspy.com/odd/news/a…
Yoshiko Kawashima "The Eastern Jewel", a princess of the Chinese Qing imperial family who served as a Japanese spy during World War II, led a cavalry regiment, liked to dress up in male clothing, and kept a series of both male and female rich lovers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yos…
Companies would have factories in the North Mariana Islands so they could pay Chinese workers $3 an hour to make clothing labeled "Made in the USA" without having to comply with US labor laws. This resulted in hazardous work conditions, forced prostitution & forced abortions on the workers. msmagazine.com/spring2006…
Chinos got their name from the Spanish who named them "pantalones chinos" (Chinese Pants) because they were made from Chinese cloth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Bai Fangli, "a Chinese pedicab driver", "donated 350,000 yuan (US$54,958 in 2015) over a span of 18 years to enable more than 300 poor students to continue with their studies". He "wore second hand discarded clothes", "lived in a shabby house", "ate humble food" and donated most of his income. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai…
Chinese banknotes carried portraits of people from 14 different ethnic groups such as Hui, Yi, Dong. The artists went to minority areas along the border area in southwest China’s Yunnan province and carefully observed the features, clothes and accessories of local people to sketch en.people.cn/n3/2018/0323…
Today I learned of Wei Jie. A frail youth who lived in 3rd Century AD China, he was considered to be so beautiful that hordes of admirers mobbed him/his home all day, which caused him to die of stress. "Wei Jie died of stares" is now a Chinese idiom describing celebrities who have very obsessive fandoms. ecns.cn/learning-Chinese/…
In 2011, knockoff Chinese Slap Wraps were given out as a reward for fundraising to elementary school students in Florida. Eventually students removed the cloth, which covered the bracelets, to reveal racy images of women underneath. reuters.com/article/us-fl…
"Mission: Impossible 3" dropped a shot of clothes on clotheslines in Shanghai for the Chinese cut because the lack of dryer ownership is a sensitive issue. npr.org/sections/parallel…
Jackie Chan often wears the Chinese-style costume known a 'tangzhuang' because Americans often mistook him as Japanese when he first came to the US; "For many people, Asians look the same.... So I thought, I have to let them all know I'm Chinese straight from my clothes." latimes.com/entertainment…
The first female Chinese immigrant to America was a sixteen-year-old girl named Afong Moy. She was part of a cultural exhibit where she sat in a life-size diorama and people watched her eat with chopsticks while wearing silk clothes. ethnicstudies.berkeley.ed…
The Paracas people, an Andean society existing between 1200 BCE and 100 BCE, had elongated skulls, mainly in the royal classes. hiddenincatours.com/the-s…
Traditionally Japanese ninjas did not always wear black, as this was more commonly depicted in kabuki theater, but instead would typically wear regular clothes that would allow them to easily blend in with commoners. They only wore black on certain occasions, usually when a mission was at night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kur…
During the Japanese Occupation, a Japanese guard told Lee Kuan Yew to join a group of segregated men. Sensing something was wrong, he asked to go home and take his clothes, which the guard agreed. The men were taken the beach and shot. Lee went on to be one of the Founding Fathers of Singapore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee…
Dennis "Chip" Wilson named his company Lululemon because "Japanese peoples' inability to pronounce the letter "L", and the extra effort they would have to make to pronounce the name" and "It's funny to watch them try and say it," en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…
During the California Gold Rush miners and prospectors would send their laundry to be done in China or Hawaii due to high cost and unfamiliarity with doing what was seen as women's work journalism.berkeley.edu/p…
The Romans imported silk from China. Silk clothing for women was considered indecent, and cost the nation so much money, that the Senate repeatedly tried (but failed) to ban it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
The origin of the HΓ€agen-Dazs name is total bullshit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C…

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