Southeast Asian-born ‘uncles’ sported batik shirts, while Californian expatriates preferred a Western-style suit and boater hat.
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Two Chinese ‘uncle’ stereotypes that smugly superior Hong Kong once sneered at

Discernible by their language and dress, Southeast Asian-born and Californian expatriate Chinese ‘uncles’ were often the butt of jokes

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Southeast Asian-born ‘uncles’ sported batik shirts, while Californian expatriates preferred a Western-style suit and boater hat.
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