“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Nothing New Under the Sun – Qingming, 1921

Posted: April 13th, 2019 | No Comments »

A bit late with this as it was last weekend, but anyway…

Every year at Qingqimg, tomb/grave sweeping day, a newspaper somewhere likes to comment on how the new blingy Chinese, obsessed with material things, burn replica paper money, jewellery, pharmaceuticals and cars – presumably so their dead relatives can drive around wherever they are…

However, this is, of course, nothing new and has been going on for, well for as long as there have been cars to admire, want, replicate in paper and burn…here from 1921…

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