A century of history of Chinese beauties, beauty standards vary

The standards of beauty are different. When we look at "beauty" longitudinally, you will find that this is an excellent angle to observe the Chinese aesthetics. Along the way, changes in aesthetic standards are indeed an interesting topic.

1900 to 1909

Beauty standard: Bigfoot women who can speak foreign languages.

Beautiful person representative: Sai Jinhua .

A book called the Women's Bell, which advocated the feminist movement, came into being. Not only was the wording fierce, it strongly attacked foot binding, but it also advocated that women "cut hair, read books, and participate in politics. This is a period of metabolism. In the minds of young people, there can be an equal sign between Chongyang and patriotism.



The standard of beauty: At the beginning of the century, the women's liberation movement, which had started a little, began to gain popular support.

Free love, free marriage, new style weddings are popular in the city. Women in this period usually wore narrow and long turtleneck dresses and black long skirts. This costume has a proper name: "civilized new costume".


1920 to 1929

Beauty standard: a talented woman with a good figure.


This is a dynamic era. The May 4th Movement was like a fresh wind, which injected fresh air into the once depressed society. The new poet Liu Bannong creatively added the Chinese character "her" to Chinese characters, and the new vernacular poem "How I Don't Want Her" created to promote the word "her" became a note of this era.


Beautiful person representative: Lin Huiyin.

Because of a confusing love affair with the romantic poet Xu Zhimo, 80 years later, the beautiful, elegant and versatile Lin Huiyin was reinterpreted as a new generation of idols. In fact, in the 1920s, with the beauty and talent of a ladylike lady, she became popular because she had the perfection recognized in that era: she is from a family, knowledgeable, talented, and beautiful.

Representative of beautiful figures of the same period: Zhang Ailing .


1930 to 1939

Beauty standard: Chinese and Western women.


Paris's new style has been flying across the sea, and Shanghai has become popular in a few months' effort. Since then, other cities across the country have also become popular. The major newspapers and magazines have also opened clothing columns. The most rapidly changing clothing style is the cheongsam, which is almost a style popular every year.


Beautiful person representative: Hu Die.

The image of Hu Die meets the standards of traditional Chinese folk beauty. In addition to her face with silver eyes and bright eyes, her teeth are like gelatin, and a pair of dimples on her cheeks are her signature. Perhaps it was because of Hu Die. At that time, women with dimples were lucky to be named beauty.


1950 to 1959

Beauty standard: Dedication to youth.


With the establishment of new China, women became half the sky. A large number of women have stepped out of their families and have their own jobs and careers. These women have received unanimous praise from society. At the same time, another type of women is even more praised by the public: they not only have their own careers and jobs, but also do not admire vanity and love to dress, and are willing to dedicate their youth and beauty to the loveliest. Regardless of family background, education, working environment, personal interests, the image of a female college student willing to marry an unknown soldier, worker, or peasant has also become a beautiful image of the times. The picture shows a female college student visiting the Forbidden City .


1960 to 1969

Beauty standard: more men than men.


In the 1960s, it was uniform, even so neat that there was no gender difference. The relationship between men and women is reduced to "comrades", "comrades in arms", and "class relations". Although they are called "girls", they have become genderless. Except for "a pair of shoulders and two hands, a pair of shoulders and two legs," they "sworn the earth for a new look", they never cared about their looks and personal emotions.


Beautiful person representative: Xing Yanzi.


Short hair, dark skin, strong and strong. The commando deeds named after her are famous all over the country, and Xing Yanzi herself became an idol for young people in the early 1960s because of her full image of "Iron Girl".

1970 to 1979

Beauty standard: taboo.


These words of beauty, love, and emotional life have almost become taboo, and class struggle is the only fashion in China at this time. Love is also completely extinct in popular life. When the strangled love between men and women later slowly awakened in the educated youth community, it was marked by the popularity of love songs and love poems. Since 1969, singing love songs and copying love poetry has always been a fashion among the educated youth community. But that was secret.

Beautiful person representative: Teresa Teng.


The appearance of Teresa Teng can be said to be the result of reciprocity. Although the women in the model play became orthodox examples of irreplaceable aesthetic standards at that time, Teresa Teng's "Very Popular" has made many young people willing to sing and sing with the reputation of "deterioration of moral character". No one has yet known that her looks are as sweet as her melody. Just from her singing, they lament what a woman is. For the Chinese of that era, Xiaojiabiyu's tenderness , tenderness , and tenderness revealed in her singing voice had the power to destroy.

1980 to 1989

Beauty standard: publicity.


After cheap fashions such as beggar shirts, panama pants, bat shirts, guitars, and mohair passed, Unilever returned to China, and "Lux" soap sang the title song. "Material culture" has begun to show its power, and fashion has an expensive price for the first time. Something that has long been considered "sublime" has been mocked and scorned. Cui Jian's "Nothing" is too heavy, and Wang Shuo and his tyrants are leading the tide. Oriental beauty no longer pursues simple flattering, and the innate personality and charm are the most powerful weapons.


Beautiful representative: Liu Xiaoqing.

She was the first woman of that era to say "I'm pretty" with her arms folded. Liu Xiaoqing's self-characteristic charm really had another enlightening effect on the Chinese who were just "desensitized" at that time. According to what she is now, she was the "other person" of that era. Although her "excessive self-swelling" made many of her behavior seem ridiculous, she never admired her personality.

1990 to 1999

Beauty standard: changeable.


The 90s was an era of information explosion. You have to stay fresh. Everyone does everything they can for beauty. The classic beauty image has become a thing of the past, and the standard for judging beauty is no longer so uniform. Makeup methods are becoming more and more sophisticated, and more and more people believe that everyone can be a beauty at any cost. The height of the beauty gradually moved closer to the professional athletes, so slender that the public had to look up.

Representative of beautiful people: Maggie Cheung.


When Zhang Manyu first debuted, she seemed to be a stupid girl next door. However, her later vicissitudes have transformed into beauty. Maggie Cheung, who is good at change like a cat, has become a new favorite of the audience. She is not outstanding in appearance, but has conquered everyone because of her innocent and charming style changes.

From 1990 to 1999 was an era when everyone had a desire to perform. Beautiful women must have breathtaking visual effects in order to excel from their peers. Manufacturing beauty has gradually developed into a rising industry, and it is accelerating to the depths of the layer. The beauty of the 90's should be a footnote to the Western saying-"the so-called beauty is carved out of time."

Representatives of beautiful people: Lin Qingxia and Wang Zuxian .


2000 to 2009

Beauty standard: Zhang Ziyi's classic style is a typical representative of Chinese beauties in this period. Fair skin, simple makeup and black hair look natural and dignified.



The popularity of Korean stars has become a model for Chinese women to chase. Big eyes, beautiful eyes, pearly white complexion, and charming and supple long curly hair have become the favorite looks of Chinese girls today.

Representative of beautiful people: Song Huiqiao .


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