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Jackie Chan comes out fighting for China's looted sculptures! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2009-2-27 10:20:35 |Display all floors
Jackie Chan, the action film star, has thrown his weight behind Beijing’s efforts to shame France over the sale of two looted Chinese sculptures that were part of the Yves Saint Laurent collection.

Mr Chan said France had behaved disgracefully in allowing the sale. “They remain looted items, no matter whom they were sold to. Whoever took it out [of China] is himself a thief,” he said . “It was looting yesterday. It is still looting today.”

The Rush Hour star accused Western countries of stealing cultural relics from nations with ancient heritages such as China, Egypt and Cambodia, while insisting they were doing so only to preserve them. He said that he was planning to make a film about the return of some of China’s stolen national treasures, with filming scheduled to start next year.
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Post time 2009-2-27 12:22:36 |Display all floors

We can do this ...

Let's make a duplicate of each stolen artifact. and put them in our museums with labels that say

"Sorry, this is only a duplicate of the original which was stolen, looted from China and sold on the market. The original is now in France".

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Post time 2009-2-27 21:00:21 |Display all floors

good idea so far...

Originally posted by myfriend at 2009-2-26 23:22
Let's make a duplicate of each stolen artifact. and put them in our museums with labels that say

"Sorry, this is only a duplicate of the original which was stolen, looted from China and sol ...



*i am also sooo glad that those two bronze things were sellin for such a higher priced tag  

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Post time 2009-2-28 09:26:56 |Display all floors

Excellent suggestion

Originally posted by myfriend at 2009-2-27 12:22
Let's make a duplicate of each stolen artifact. and put them in our museums with labels that say

"Sorry, this is only a duplicate of the original which was stolen, looted from China and sol ...


Excellent suggestion. A catalogue should also be compiled, for free distribution to compatriots,  listing all the stolen artifacts with a brief history of how they were stolen.

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Post time 2009-2-28 12:11:20 |Display all floors
Spare us another idiot celebrity.  All he and his likes are doing are just promoting the value, ie auction price of lost Chinese artifacts, beyond what they re really worth.

Those Qing palace busts were priced just at hundreds of dollars  in the 80s.  The Chinese' loud indignant protest only served to drive up the price.

Perhaps thats the true motives of the Chinese.  Recovery is only incidental to ensuring auction markets accord the highest price possible to anything Chinese.  This will strengthen the impression that the Chinese culture is rich and superior.

Qing dynasty wasn't really ancient history.  And those bronze zodiacs heads look really common  and the underlying concept tacky.  The Chinese really do not want them back that badly.  But the publicity serves the narrative of superior Chinese culture and avaricious foreign barbarians.

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