Wedding Photo Shoots

As we passed these shoots in a Beijing park, one after another, kids seemed surprised they weren’t traditional Chinese weddings.

They’re surprised mainstream Western things (McDonald’s, poufy white dresses) are fashionable, though they seem mundane or trite to us.

Cultural imperialism — & China’s century of cataclysmic breaks from its past — aside (if that aside makes any sense), Chinese things seem much more interesting & precious than they’re treated.  We’d have expected more overt appreciation.

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