Smashing the Vase: Not Just a Pretty Face

On September 16, 2012, college students in Wuhan, a capital city in central China, completed a performance art piece at the entry of the university. In this piece, they smashed a vase covered with stereotypes about women to protest against their school’s beauty queen contest. The characters for “vase” (花瓶) are slang for “eye candy” in Chinese.


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Protest Against the "Lady Class"