It seems like both are movements toward having your outside appearance reflect how you feel inside, or more specifically, having your outward appearance represent what you value. If we want to say that it’s not OK to tell someone how to self identify, then we need to apply the logic consistently. The other thing to note is that the modern opinion of beauty, at least in the part of China I live in, involves having pale skin…but it has nothing to do with wanting to look more European and less Asian. If anything, it’s about looking wealthy. Poor farmers labor in the sun while rich professionals don’t. Jiang’s issue is unique in that he was bullied by white kids in a white society which (apparently) led to feelings of inferiority, but that’s not what’s going on in South Korea and Shanghai. The two situations are separate.