Red star over China – These temple carvings from the cultural revolution era sport politically correct themes

chinese wooden carving

Stowe Sprague was kind enough to send me these interesting photos on her blog from her visit to the Tulou region of Nanjing county, Fujian province.  During her visit to a temple in the town of Taxialou, she noticed the temple’s architectural wood carvings had been replaced with “politically correct themes” rather then the traditional Chinese motifs. Apparently in order to evade destruction during the height of the cultural revolution, its care takers replaced them with more “patriotic ones.”

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3 Comment

  1. Art says:

    It’s sad that the Chinese had to do this, to their own cultural treasures, because of politicians. Let’s hope the regime doesn’t last much longer.

  2. Chinese people believe a lot in Feng shui. May be this star is a symbol of prosperity and success according to Feng Shui..

  3. “Chinese people believe a lot in Feng shui” – straight to the point.

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