History Main / AllAsiansWearConicalStrawHats

4th Jun '16 8:24:26 PM gewunomox
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* Most films depicting the VietCong will have some of them wearing these hats. This is TruthInTelevision: many VietCong disguised themselves as farmers before ambushing the Americans (or Australians, or the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or...).

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* Most films depicting the VietCong Viet Cong will have some of them wearing these hats. This is TruthInTelevision: many VietCong Many Viet Cong disguised themselves as farmers before ambushing the Americans (or Australians, or the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or...).
31st May '16 10:20:47 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' managed to avert this with the Asian deities (Chinese, Japanese, and Hindu) until the release of [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Susano, God of the Summer Storm]], however only Susano wears one by default, and he's the only Asian deity to do so, aside from Guan Yu in his "Master Guan Fu" skin.
9th Apr '16 10:52:04 AM StFan
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The conical Asian hat (also known as a sedge hat, rice hat, coolie hat or paddy hat) is a simple style of conical hat originating in East and Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea - Nany far East and Southeast Asian countries have their own variation on it, and their own name for it[[note]]Caping, Nón lá, Dǒulì, Sugegasa, and Satgat, respectively[[/note]] . This style of hat is used primarily as protection from the sun and rain, and is usually kept on the head by a cloth (often silk) chin strap; an internal band of the same material keeps the hat itself from resting on the wearer's head. While anybody can wear the hats, in China, they are primarily worn by women who work on farms or in fields for hours on end.[[note]]It helps preserve the white in RavenHairIvorySkin.[[/note]] And a variation of the conical straw hat which is painted in bright flourescent yellow can be seen by street cleaners in major Chinese cities. As late as 1950, and the fall of Hainan, this hat had ''military applications'' as it was pretty much the only standard-issue garment the Guomindang could afford to waterproof. The Communists on the other hand used Soviet-style waxed greatcoats and eschewed the 'backward' and 'feudal' image the hat conjured up (though none of their men actually got any until ''after'' [[NoMoreEmperors they'd won the war and crushed all the labour-unions]]).

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The conical Asian hat (also known as a sedge hat, rice hat, coolie hat or paddy hat) is a simple style of conical hat originating in East and Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea - Nany far East -- many far-East and Southeast Asian countries have their own variation on it, and their own name for it[[note]]Caping, Nón lá, Dǒulì, Sugegasa, and Satgat, respectively[[/note]] .respectively[[/note]]. This style of hat is used primarily as protection from the sun and rain, and is usually kept on the head by a cloth (often silk) chin strap; an internal band of the same material keeps the hat itself from resting on the wearer's head. While anybody can wear the hats, in China, they are primarily worn by women who work on farms or in fields for hours on end.[[note]]It helps preserve the white in RavenHairIvorySkin.[[/note]] And a variation of the conical straw hat which is painted in bright flourescent fluorescent yellow can be seen by street cleaners in major Chinese cities. As late as 1950, and the fall of Hainan, this hat had ''military applications'' as it was pretty much the only standard-issue garment the Guomindang could afford to waterproof. The Communists on the other hand used Soviet-style waxed greatcoats and eschewed the 'backward' "backward" and 'feudal' "feudal" image the hat conjured up (though none of their men actually got any until ''after'' [[NoMoreEmperors they'd won the war and crushed all the labour-unions]]).



In fiction, there are many Asian characters who wear conical hats...simply because they're Asian. Regardless of whether or not it makes sense for the character to be wearing such a hat, if they are Asian, they will be seen wearing one to allow viewers to recognize that they are in fact an Asian character.

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In fiction, there are many Asian characters who wear conical hats... simply because they're Asian. Regardless of whether or not it makes sense for the character to be wearing such a hat, if they are Asian, they will be seen wearing one to allow viewers to recognize that they are in fact an Asian character.



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* American Apparel [[http://www.racialicious.com/2011/08/08/does-american-apparel%E2%80%99s-ching-chong-hat-offend-you/ in 2011 came under fire]] for advertising and selling "Ching Chong hats" that were, you guessed it, Asian conical hats.
** Offensive name aside, these hats are popular with professional concert-goers (read: American Apparel customers) at multi-day outdoor music festivals for their lightweight shading qualities.

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* American Apparel [[http://www.racialicious.com/2011/08/08/does-american-apparel%E2%80%99s-ching-chong-hat-offend-you/ in 2011 came under fire]] for advertising and selling "Ching Chong hats" that were, you guessed it, Asian conical hats.
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* Most films depicting the VietCong will have some of them wearing these hats. This is TruthInTelevision: many VietCong disguised themselves as farmers before ambushing the Americans (or Australians, or the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or...).
* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' has David Lo Pan's three henchmen, the Storms, all wear straw hats as large as umbrellas.
* Kirk Lazarus wears one while pretending to be a farmer in ''Film/TropicThunder''.
* Oliver Stone's ''{{Film/Platoon}}'' depicted desperate, fleeing Vietnamese in rice paddy hats.
* Many early 'talkies' that depicted Asian countries and characters would feature Asian characters (usually played by white actors) wearing traditional "Asian looking" outfits, complete with these types of hats. Anna May Wong, being the first Chinese American movie star, was often foisted into these roles.

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\n[[AC:{{Film}}]]\n* Most films depicting the VietCong will have some of them wearing these hats. This is TruthInTelevision: many VietCong disguised themselves as farmers before ambushing the Americans (or Australians, or the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or...).\n* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' has David Lo Pan's three henchmen, the Storms, all wear straw hats as large as umbrellas.\n* Kirk Lazarus wears one while pretending to be a farmer in ''Film/TropicThunder''.\n* Oliver Stone's ''{{Film/Platoon}}'' depicted desperate, fleeing Vietnamese in rice paddy hats.\n* Many early 'talkies' that depicted Asian countries and characters would feature Asian characters (usually played by white actors) wearing traditional "Asian looking" outfits, complete with these types of hats. Anna May Wong, being the first Chinese American movie star, was often foisted into these roles.[[/folder]]

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* The Zen Master from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]''.
* Crane and Po from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. Po even tries to use his hat for a throwing weapon during [=KFP2=]. It doesn't turn out well.
* During the song "Everybody Wants to be a Cat" from ''Disney/TheAristocats'', Shun Gon the Chinese cat actually hits himself on the head with a cymbal, giving him the appearance of wearing a coolie hat.
* The caps on the mushrooms in "Theatre/TheNutcracker" segment from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' resemble coolie hats.
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* Most films depicting the VietCong will have some of them wearing these hats. This is TruthInTelevision: many VietCong disguised themselves as farmers before ambushing the Americans (or Australians, or the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or...).
* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' has David Lo Pan's three henchmen, the Storms, all wear straw hats as large as umbrellas.
* Kirk Lazarus wears one while pretending to be a farmer in ''Film/TropicThunder''.
* Oliver Stone's ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' depicted desperate, fleeing Vietnamese in rice paddy hats.
* Many early "talkies" that depicted Asian countries and characters would feature Asian characters (usually played by white actors) wearing traditional "Asian-looking" outfits, complete with these types of hats. Anna May Wong, being the first Chinese American movie star, was often foisted into these roles.




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* Most Korean civilians in ''Series/{{Mash}}'', especially in the early seasons, wear rice hats.
** The TV series was simply following the lead of the movie, where just about all the anonymous Korean civilians wear them, even though the style is specifically the Vietnamese form, which was never common in Korea. The show is trying to parallel the Vietnam war as much as possible.

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* Most Korean civilians in ''Series/{{Mash}}'', ''Series/{{MASH}}'', especially in the early seasons, wear rice hats.
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hats. The TV series was simply following the lead of the movie, where just about all the anonymous Korean civilians wear them, even though the style is specifically the Vietnamese form, which was never common in Korea. The show is trying to parallel the Vietnam war as much as possible.



* The Japanese Muppets in the Spike Milligan episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' wear these.

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* Canthan peasants in ''GuildWars Factions''.
* Played with in the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion ''Mists of Pandaria''. There are headgear items resembling conical hats that can be worn by player characters, and a number of pandaren [=NPCs=] wear them, but not all of them.
** You can buy them as a faction reward from, fittingly, farmers.

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* Canthan peasants in ''GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars Factions''.
* Played with in the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion ''Mists of Pandaria''. There are headgear items resembling conical hats that can be worn by player characters, and a number of pandaren [=NPCs=] wear them, but not all of them.
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them. You can buy them as a faction reward from, fittingly, farmers.





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* The Zen Master from [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} ''Cars 2'']].
* Crane and Po from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. Po even tries to use his hat for a throwing weapon during [=KFP2=]. It doesn't turn out well.
* ''Three For Breakfast'' ends with WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck slipping onto some butter WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale spread onto the roof of his house while attempting to retrieve a rubber pancake the two chipmunks apparently stole, causing him to fly back into his house and up the chimney, hitting his head on the chimney cone giving him the appearance of wearing a Chinese coolie hat. Chip then wears the rubber pancake on his head as if it were a coolie hat.

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* The Zen Master from [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} ''Cars 2'']].
* Crane and Po from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. Po even tries to use his hat
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for a throwing weapon during [=KFP2=]. It doesn't turn out well.
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Breakfast" ends with WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck slipping onto some butter WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale spread onto the roof of his house while attempting to retrieve a rubber pancake the two chipmunks apparently stole, causing him to fly back into his house and up the chimney, hitting his head on the chimney cone giving him the appearance of wearing a Chinese coolie hat. Chip then wears the rubber pancake on his head as if it were a coolie hat.



* During the song "Everybody Wants to be a Cat" from ''Disney/TheAristocats'', Shun Gon the Chinese cat actually hits himself on the head with a cymbal, giving him the appearance of wearing a coolie hat.
* The caps on the mushrooms in "Theatre/TheNutcracker" segment from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' resemble coolie hats.




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6th Apr '16 5:51:24 AM MaxWest2
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* The servant in ''VideoGame/MercenaryForce'' wears one of these.

3rd Mar '16 11:53:05 AM Seraphine
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* Out of the Asian characters in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', only Vietnam has been seen using one of these hats in canon.
* In ''{{Yaiba}}'' the famed {{ronin}} Jubei Yagyu wears one of this, which is also a CoolHat. TruthInTelevision, as these hats were part of the Yagyu's trademark crest, and Jubei himself apparently once used [[ImprobableWeaponUser two hats worn as shields]] to disarm an opponent.

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* Out of the Asian characters in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', only Vietnam has been seen using one of these hats in canon.
* In ''{{Yaiba}}'' ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' the famed {{ronin}} Jubei Yagyu wears one of this, which is also a CoolHat. TruthInTelevision, as these hats were part of the Yagyu's trademark crest, and Jubei himself apparently once used [[ImprobableWeaponUser two hats worn as shields]] to disarm an opponent.



* Sensei Wu, some of the Stone Army, and some of the Ghost Army in ''{{Ninjago}}''.

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* Sensei Wu, some of the Stone Army, and some of the Ghost Army in ''{{Ninjago}}''.
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13th Nov '15 9:19:28 AM Willbyr
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* Chichiri from ''FushigiYuugi'' has one, which also gives him the ability to get out of bad situations via magic. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Miaka tries this, and fails]].

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* Chichiri from ''FushigiYuugi'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' has one, which also gives him the ability to get out of bad situations via magic. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Miaka tries this, and fails]].
7th Nov '15 4:25:41 AM Chabal2
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'', Indonesia often wears one to differentiate him from Poland.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'', Indonesia often wears one to differentiate him from Poland.Poland (who is consistently drawn upside down).
5th Nov '15 1:39:17 PM AgProv
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In feudal Japan, the ''ashigaru'', the footsoldier class who supported the samurai, wore a reinforced and militarised form of this hat, with a hanging kepi-cloth to protect the neck from sun and rain, as the trademark of their military caste.
5th Nov '15 3:23:16 AM Stealth
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* Features in Koei's ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' games. In the former, it's unusually distinctive due to it being worn only by Nanman Armor Troop unit. In the latter, common spear infantry wear these hats.
* The Empire's Tankbusters in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' wear large, high-tech electronic versions of these hats. They're more than just decorative--they fire a cylindrical wall of lasers straight down, which allow Tankbusters to instantly burrow into the ground to hide from enemies.
30th Sep '15 2:16:29 AM KarmaTiger
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* Most films depicting the VietCong will have some of them wearing these hats. This is TruthInTelevision: many VietCong disguised themselves as farmers before ambushing the Americans.

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* Most films depicting the VietCong will have some of them wearing these hats. This is TruthInTelevision: many VietCong disguised themselves as farmers before ambushing the Americans.Americans (or Australians, or the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or...).
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