Shoes outside a house in Gejia village, Guizhou province, China. Picture: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Shoes on or off inside? The Chinese haven’t always been in agreement, especially when there are chairs involved

Removing one’s footwear upon entering a house is often perceived as a pan-Asian custom. But it wasn’t always the case for the imperial Chinese

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Shoes outside a house in Gejia village, Guizhou province, China. Picture: Alamy
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