Culture: A compact history of women’s powder boxes
Powder boxes were often sent by men as a token of love to women they admired. They were also given as gifts to friends and relatives. One chapter from the Chinese classic TheDreamofRedChamber lists the presents sent to a noble young lady — they included a powder box. In general, only the rich and elite could afford compacts, especially exquisite porcelain and jade ones. As skills improved, compacts became finer, made from valuable materials and in different shapes, more like pieces of art rather than simple boxes. lion, accounting for more than 72 percent of China’s internet population, the 2016 China Online Streaming Development Study Report said. The study was published by the China Netcasting Services Association, a group set up in 2011. Watching video online has become the primary form of online entertainment in China, the report said.