The sartorial revolution in China – archive, 6 Sep 1956

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6 September 1956 A woman living at a remote factory in China, isolated from the cosmopolitan world, describes how women’s clothing is slowly moving on from the communist era uniform

My first day In Kaifeng, I walked up to a tall young lady in blue slacks and cap and multi-coloured Russian print shirt. “I beg your pardon, sister,” I said. “Where is the ladies’ wash-room?”

The young man turned around. “Over there west of the gents’,” he said. That was when I took up the local custom of addressing everybody as comrade.

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