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Q: Do you think Chinese girls are getting to be more like western girls?

A few days ago, an American friend told me that he figured lots of  Chinese girls nowadays are trying to be looked like western country girls both in behavior and thought. And he said, the reason maybe is because they want to get close to him.But unfortunately , he doesn't like that.  It looks like western guys are very popular among Chinese girls:)

 

Have you ever had this experience ?  Do you like the Chinese girls are getting more and more like western girls ?

By the way, I feel bad for these girls . Cos I myself am a Chinese girl.

5 years 38 weeks ago in  Culture - Shenzhen

 
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Seven@ Why do they need to emulate westerners or any other nationality for that matter. Just be yourself. People who like you or want to be friends with you would want to do so because you are you, not some made up person. I find it amusing that girls want to think and act like someone else, covering up their real self. Isn't that hypocritical?  日久见人心,不是吗?

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i certainly would not say that Chinese girls behave like  'western' girls (an unhelpful general label for anyone who is not Chinese). There are people from all over the world living in china, each behave in different ways.

 

what i do see is girls try to copy the behaviour of people shown on TV, mistaking this for normal and acceptable.

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The more Chinese women paint their face's white, the more they look like Chinese women.  Or perhaps Japanese women.  

But 'Western' women??.....no, not at all.

And has anyone ever seen a 'Western' woman wearing a pair of Mickey Mouse fluffy slippers/boots/whatever out in the street??  I don't think so.

 

 

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"Being more like" would involve more than simply mimicking whatever can be seen or heard on the popular US teen series of the moment. A good pre-warning is the over the top use of phrases like "You know... you know... you know... yeah... yeah... yeah... Ooooh coooome oooooon..." like it sounds anything fluent.

 

Local girls with genuine "western spirit" are - really - rare (and BTW nothing to do with language skills). "Acting their age" is already very uncommon.

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What does it even mean? Being more like Western girls? Copying behaviour, emulating them, wearing their fashion? It may surprise you, but to westerners, that is still considered very Chinese behaviour.
We don't copy, and would feel ashamed for openly emulating and idolizing others. Hating fellow Chinese girls simply because they chose western girls as the target of their copying behaviour means less than nothing to anybody but Chinese people.
I don't see any sign of Chinese girls developing self-confidence and dignity, true independence, or rationality. They don't appear to have any interest in that either.

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Yes Western influence is wrong. I want to see China go back to be being old China.  I want to see Chinese men wearing hair queue and pulling ricshaws, they can't drive. I want to see women wearing traditional Cheongsam dresses, don't care if the men wear changshan Mandarin gowns. I'm curious what women wore before western padded bras?

  Most of the world dresses and acts "Western''. it's called  modern civilization.indecision

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"Have you ever had this experience?"  No I haven't.  "Do you like the Chinese girls are getting more and more like western girls?" No I don't, but in what respect?  Many younger Chinese girls are starting to think more like western girls when it comes to decision making.  They want a better life for them than what would be dictated to them by family and husband.  This is my personal observation.  I do disagree that western guys are generally popular with Chinese girls.  I feel most Chinese girls want a Chinese boyfriend and remain true to Chinese tradition.

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If there's one thing young girls imitates here, it's Korean TV shows ^^ It could be clothing, attitude or even food (fried chicken & beer, I heard it got popular here because of one show).

Even bar/restaurants who try to fit the "western" brand (whatever it means, each Western country have wide differences in lifefstyle, architecture, food...) are much more an imitation of Korean bar/restaurants branded as "Western". I think this apply to many things branded as "western", which are inspired from Korea or to less extent, Taiwan.

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Although I agree with the above sentiments, that the girls aren't actually copying, but doing a bad job of pretending to be western, the reason is simple.

 

China is a "developing country". The west is 'developed'. 'Developed' = 'sophisticated', and better. So, if a person wants to be sophisticated and developed, then you adopt those things that you see as part of that scene... Mickey Mouse is better than Monkey King, Michael Jackson better than JayZ... BMW better than JAC (well, true!), and LV better than..???

 

What it all basically comes down to is that those Chinese girls have an inferiority complex when it comes to being Chinese, living and growing up here, and are trying hard to pretend they aren't! (Chinese guys are the same). What they forget is that just having those superficial material things doesn't actually change who they are inside!!!

 

 

(the above happens/ed all around the world, as cultural imperialism (and real imperialism) occurs. That's why so much of the west is based on Roman ways!)

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No.  Fashion wise it seems Chinese girls want to emulate Korean and Japanese girls.  Only in HK does the fashion seem to resemble Western girls.

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I would say in 'thought' there has been a signifcant shift, esp in sexual mores.

 

I think there was a time in China, not that long ago, that it was seen as a 'puritanical society', you met your husband in High School/Uni. only bf & that was it. Not uncommon..a traditional way.

 

Today,singles (esp the girls) having more than just the one partner, unmarried couples openly living together , divorce rate going up, talked to a 50yr old doctor who said she has never performed so many abortions as she has done in recent years ( Qingdao) amongst girls 15~18yrs.

 

I'm good friends with an ex-student (female, 26yr) who regulary carries condoms with her (cos..'you dont know what will happen one nite & afraid of std's')& openly admits she would like to sleep with a muscular foreigner, even for a one nite stand (actually, the person in question is her teacher, who has a gf!)

 

All I'm saying here is that alot of this stuff was either really hidden or taboo, but it seems alot more in the open these days.

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In a country where multiculturalism exists, shift in culture is bound to happen. For both better or worse. But most people especially the younger generations would follow the "in/rad/sick/happening" thing.

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