Chinese Perspective on Antiquity
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Why did the Chinese send replicas of the terracotta warrior, rather than the actual 2,000 year old clay figures, to the Museum of Ethnology in Hamburg in 2007? The Germans closed the exhibit instantly, leaving potential audiences with many questions. How could the Chinese cheat the global audience? Were the Chinese being dishonest? What kind of cultural misunderstandings lie in the terms of the exhibit?