Watch out YHWH - Guan Yu is going to kick your butt

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    The Shanghaiist (linked to the New York based Gothamist) has these images of just completed statue, 48 metre high statue of the traditional Chinese Warrior God


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    Aside from wondering as to why anyone would spend the sort of money on a statue like that (I guess you could compare the cost to the enormous sums it cost to build the latest franchised Disneyland in Shanghai), does it tell us anything else? I guess we could see it as a reflection of the resurgent interest in traditional Chinese culture. Curiously in the nineteenth century, there was a Christian rebellion that nearly overthrew the then ruling Qing dynasty. It was eventually defeated by forces led by a Confucian scholar, Zeng Guofan, who became an accidental General and put together the forces that annihilated the Christian Taiping. But it was a near thing.

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