Discussions of Mormons and Mormon life, Book of Mormon issues and evidences, and other Latter-day Saint (LDS) topics.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Modesty in China, and China Photos: #17 of 18

One of the things I like about China is the tendency to be modest, especially at beeches. Here's a scene from a warm, sunny day on the beautiful island of Hainan at a beach near Haikou on the north of the island. Beach attire was remarkably modest. OK, during the summer skirts tend to be too short for my tastes, but I don't think I've ever seen a Chinese woman with a bare midriff (though when it's hot, some of the men tend to role their shirts up, so we do have a midriff problem here). Overall, I'm pretty proud of China for relatively high standards of modesty.
Here are a few more views of Hainan:













Fish therapy: this is a warm pool with lots of doctor fish that eat dead skin off feet. Shown below are a couple of feet being processed. Such a strange feeling. Made it hard not to giggle, it was so ticklish.







4 comments:

Mark D. said...

Korea, especially rural Korea, tends to be that way too. Of course people are not actually swimming when dressed like that, but it is the dominant attire at many beaches in my experience.

Morgan Deane said...

I really enjoyed the pictures. Thanks Jeff.

Jon W said...

Wow must be a wonderful adventure. I have long thought I would love to live a few years in an Asian country but my inability to eat fish (not for allergies just never really like it) makes it difficult to take it seriously.

Jeff Lindsay: said...

Good news, Jon. A lot of Asians don't like fish, either. It's only a small part of the diet, even here in Shanghai on the coast. Fish sauce is not common and fish is not really a staple here. More common is chicken, duck, goose, and pork, and beef. Ah, the duck and goose here, Shanghai style with the dark barbecue treatment, is so good! And today, in spite of my vegetarian leanings, a friend insisted that I try a Hunan dish with China's answer to prosciutto, a preserved pork that has been partially dried in the sun after salt curing, and it was so delicious and so much better than prosciutto that I'm still in awe. You can skip fish entirely here. even easier inland.