Tracing the Evolution of Beauty Standards in Ancient China

The four great beauties of China.

The Four Great Beauties of China: Xishi, Wang Zhaojun, Diaochan, and Yang Guifei. (Image: via Public Domain)

Ohaguro: The Traditional Japanese Sign of Beauty

Japanese Geisha in Kyoto with face painted white and wearing a purple kimono, holding a paper parasol.

Ohaguro or 'blackened teeth' is most commonly associated with Japan. (Image: Johnasanpo studio via Dreamstime)

Beauty Standards in the Ancient World

A Greek statue of a male figure.

Male beauty was highly valued by the ancient Greeks. (Image: via pixabay)