Pageant winner reflects new ideal

| Sep 18, 2013

Pageant winner reflects new ideal

by Shaun Tandon

Shortly before she was crowned the first Miss America of Indian descent, Nina Davuluri was asked about a Chinese-American celebrity who admitted undergoing surgery to reshape her eyes. In the interview before a national audience Sunday, 24-year-old Davuluri tactfully avoided criticizing TV personality Julie ...

Alterations of idealized beauty in China, Japan

Mar 24, 2013

Alterations of idealized beauty in China, Japan

by Hiroaki Sato

THE SEARCH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN: A Cultural History of Japanese and Chinese Beauty, by Cho Kyo (Zhang Jing), translated by Kyoko Selden. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012, 287 pp., $49.95 (hardcover) China has a phrase, “the four beautiful women,” Cho Kyo (Zhang Jing), the ...