Some people call it cultural appropriation. Some people think it is cultural appreciation. Today, the tweet has been forwarded more than 6 thousand times, and related comments have been transmitted over 40 thousand times and nearly 180 thousand times. According to the South China Morning Post (1) yesterday (1), the 18 year old high school student, KeziahDaum, wore a red cheongsam for the prom, but she did not have Chinese ancestry. When she uploaded the photos to the social network, she did not expect a great stir. Graph self tweet Twitter screenshot At the same time, he also carried out a science popularization on the historical background of cheongsam. Cheongsam originally had no shape, it was a very loose dress, used for Chinese women to do housework. Then improved and added embroidery to make it fit for public wear. But in the period of extreme patriarchal oppression, women are not allowed to wear cheongsam. He also said that the cheongsam is not only a work of art, but also a symbol of change, showing femininity, self-confidence and gender equality; at the same time, the economic class is broken and the upper and lower classes can afford to wear. However, letting cheongsam become the object of consumerism in the United States and to cater for whites is a colonial ideology. Others said, although I am Asian, I will not wear traditional costumes from Korea, Japan or any other country. They have too much history behind them. Another Chinese netizen said, if you appreciate and like our culture, you should know that this is our traditional costume. What you have shown us is cultural appropriation, not cultural appreciation. Even for a small number of Chinese, it does not matter, but it does not mean that it is OK for all Chinese people. Our traditional costumes are not designed to increase your sense of fashion or make you more exotic. Cheongsam has a long history behind it, and whites are not involved. Isnt she wearing a favorite dress? Why are people so sensitive now? As a Chinese, and also a fashion photographer, I think you look great, amazing, and elegant. At the same time, we are proud of our cultural heritage. It can influence others and share beauty. You look nice in it. I am a Chinese. I dont feel offended at all. Its not offensive at all. Its not used to laugh at anybody. People should stop and feel that they are not being offended. It is also said that many Americans have worn cheongsam, including the first lady, mearen, who accompanied President Trump to visit China last year. And, after many objections, he said he would not delete posts. I want to say to all those who have negative feelings about this: I have no disrespect for Chinese culture. I just appreciate their culture. I will not delete my tweets, because I have nothing to do except express my love for this culture. Its a dress, and its beautiful. Some people think that wearing a dress is not necessary. It shows that people appreciate our culture. This dress is not ambiguous, you want to wear it. Others say netizens are really strict. In recent years, influenced by globalization, collisions and conflicts between different cultures have become increasingly prominent. The term cultural appropriation is also frequently seen in everyday life. For example, the music of Mars brother Bruno Mars was criticized by cultural misappropriation, and Jeremy Lins pigtails were attacked by black players, and the misappropriation of culture in the fashion industry was more criticized. Jeremy Lin What does cultural misappropriation refer to in the end? The explanation given by Baidu is the original meaning of the cultural misappropriation, similar to the cultural plagiarism, that is, to borrow the cultural resources that are not native to the foreign or other ethnic groups, to influence the local culture, and to create new cultural products and phenomena. The interpretation given by the Cambridge dictionary is the use of a culture that does not belong to itself, especially when it does not understand or respect the culture (theactoftakingorusingthingsfromaculturethatisnotyourown, especiallywithoutshowingthatyouunderstandorrespectthisculture). Wikipedia claims that cultural misappropriation is usually considered to be harmful to contemporary culture and is a violation of intellectual property rights of primitive and minority cultures, especially for indigenous culture and culture under colonial rule. However, when many cultures collide, the cultural misappropriation is unavoidable, including the religious traditions, fashion, symbols, language and music of other cultures. John Mackworth, a linguist at the Columbia University, called the misappropriation of white American music to foreign pollination, and said that it was usually imitated by worship and did not imply an injurant purpose. Anthropologists believe that cultural borrowing, cultural appropriation, and cultural exchange are all part of the cultural evolution and the fusion of different cultures. The controversy over cultural misappropriation has always existed. The opposition can give a lot of wrong examples, especially when the object is the culture of the minority or the culture that is considered to be under the mainstream culture, often accompanied by oppression and exploitation. Supporters believe that culture is the product of cultural embezzlement, sometimes even benign and mutually beneficial. For example, Star Wars misappropriated Kurosawas heroes of the Warring States period, and the latter actually misappropriated the elements of Shakespeares drama. Whose culture is Susan Skafidi, a professor at Ford University in America? Embezzlement and reality in American Law says: it is unfair to let all cultures be sealed in their own time like exhibitions in museums, and cultural misappropriation can sometimes be their Savior. Source: observer net responsibility editor: Zhao Yaping _NN9005 Whose culture is Susan Skafidi, a professor at Ford University in America? Embezzlement and reality in American Law says: it is unfair to let all cultures be sealed in their own time like exhibitions in museums, and cultural misappropriation can sometimes be their Savior.