Race categories in a scenario where East Asia rather than Europe colonized the world

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Dec 2011
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One should take into account also the social class. Through history pale skin was preferred because it was a sign of wealth / meaning only nobles who didnt go out into the sun to labor could have such skin colour and women with fair skin were considered the height of feminine beauty. It was like that from Europe via India to China till the XXth century.
In paintings from Pompeii, it seems to show that, while the preferred skin colour of a woman was white, the heroic male had bronzed skin.
 
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In paintings from Pompeii, it seems to show that, while the preferred skin colour of a woman was white, the heroic male had bronzed skin.
I believe that it is a method of gender differentiation, one can see it also on Greek black figure vase painting. Black men vs pale women / use of colour to distinguish between genders without focusing on race/ethnicity etc.
 
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