Illustration: Liu Rui/GT Editor's Note: Decades after China's opening up, intercultural relationships can still become an issue.A recent article titled "Single foreign females in China don't have it easy," published in Global Times Metro Shanghai on April 28, has sparked huge controversy.Here are the “14 differences between Japanese and Chinese women” as they appeared online this week.We strongly urge you to take this with not so much a pinch of salt as a whole cup of the stuff. In Japan, mothers teach their kids to always stand up for what is right and to put a stop to wrongdoing no matter what.You’ll often hear people say that cultural differences are overstated or not as much of a factor as they used to be, and while there is some validity to that, cultural differences are nothing to scoff at – they do most definitely exist.One of the primary issues here is that for Chinese women, there is a much stronger emphasis on getting married early.1891-1921 NIPPON/HAND PAINTED NIPPON ERA The Mc Kinley Tariff, which took effect March 1,1891, required that all imported goods be stamped in English with their country of origin.At the time, "NIPPON" was considered to be an acceptable name for Japan, so most Japanese ceramics of this period were backstamed "NIPPON" or "HAND PAINTED NIPPON." often with a company logo as well. There were still unmarked pieces, and pieces stamped "JAPAN" as well.
By Cecily Huang An English friend, who just moved back to London from China, told me he missed China, and more importantly, the attention from Chinese women that he will never get in London.
THANKS, CRAFTS AND COLLECTABLES4U Hoping this may help you understanding the Era's.
1860s-1891 JAPONISME ERA All types of Japanese art and ceramics ere eagerly collected in the West.
Before 1891 ,goods exporated to America did not have to be stamped with their country of origin in English.
Japanese ceramics usually had no backstamps, or they had artists or their patrons names in Japanese characters.