Saturday, June 02, 2007

Come to Taiwan: We're Not China (fortunately)

This is actual language from a Taiwan tourist brochure I found at the tourist kiosk at Taipei Station. I guess I don't disagree with any of it, but Jenna and I were both amazed it would be so blunt:

Interested in Chinese culture? Come to Taiwan. That's because
Taiwan is more "Chinese" than the mainland. No 50 years of communism, "Red
Guards," or "Cultural Revolution" here set on tearing down the old; just a
long-standing tradition of cherishing and preserving its rich cultural

A bit later, the same brochure introduces the National Palace Museum by saying "China may be a dragon, but the dragon's treasures are in Taiwan."

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