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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Silk Road at Penn

If you are in Philadelphia next month you might want to check out a wonderful exhibit at the University Museum. "Secrets of the Silk Road" is a wonder to behold. Unfortunately a featured element of the exhibit, the "Beauty of Xiahoe" has been removed at the request of the Chinese government. The problem: the "Beauty" [pictured above] is quite obviously caucasian and is visual evidence of the fact that the ancient inhabitants of Western China were not Chinese, something that the current regime wants to suppress.

There is a lecture series that accompanies the exhibit. Some of these are already online and can be viewed here.

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