Why do the Japanese use the “English” expression “China dress” for a cheongsam?

They gave it a Japlish name because the fashion came to Japan via Hollywood films?? The English expression, btw, comes from Cantonese, the Mandarin Chinese version being “quipao”


1 Comment

  1. Ryoske said,

    June 20, 2008 at 3:47 am

    According to Wikipedia, the cheongsam was also influenced by Western clothing styles.

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