Replicated Communities: Bianca Bosker’s "Original Copies" |
A superb review of Bianca Bosker’s book that examine’s China’s unabashed mimicry of the world’s architecture.
Is China doomed to a future of copying others? Don’t bet on it. But at the same time, don’t ignore the role that mimicry has to play in the process of forming a total architectural language that will form the basis of China’s future cityscapes.
My refuge in Beijing: a quiet corner at Peter’s Tex-Mex restaurant, and a plate of migas for dinner.
A delightful place to sit and catch up on reading.
When someone asks, “Who wants to take the last Ruffles chip from the bowl?”
Or when the Chinese government asks “who wants to report on a corrupt government official at our new anti-corruption website?”
America’s Global Image Remains More Positive than China’s
Pew Global Attitudes Project
July 18, 2013
The Pew Research Center has released the full text and backup materials for a report that the Center interprets as saying that the US is still largely seen…