Resolutions have been passed prohibiting the wasteful customs associated with New Year calls and gifts.
Removal of Evil Practices and Corrupt Customs and the Shaping of New Folk Customs After the Land Reform in the Countryside
I went them to do away with this feudal custom.
In other parts of rural China, it is difficult to know how often, if at all, the custom is followed.
Reformation of the Superstitions by Government Officals in Late Qing;
The Cannibal Phenomena in the Last Reign of the Tang Dynasty, the Five Dynasties, and the Beginning of the Song Dynasty;
to throw away the vulgar and inferior i dea,throw away the corrupt customs of ostentation and extravagance,and throw away the behavior of violence and cruelty;
Be sure to stay away from coarse and vulgar manners.
It's as if they were in some sense cosmic beings in violent and lovely contrast with us suburban creatures.
从某种意义上看来, 他们似乎是宇宙人, 与我们这些孤陋寡闻的俗物成了强列而鲜明的对照。
Shockingly hideous or frightful.
an ugly evil-looking old woman.
The flimsy room was a beaut.
Be a plain or ugly person.
Ugly plants were on either side.
ugly concrete office-blocks
That's the ugly truth.
disclosing a rude bow and arrow,
In a poor, lowly, or base manner.