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(BBC)   "And in this exhibit, we have an ancient Qing dynasty vase decorated with depictions of the first Qing Emperors, Goofy and Mickey Mouse'   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 35
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2013-07-16 02:06:48 PM
tinselman.typepad.com
 
2013-07-16 02:12:46 PM
www.deathfall.com
 
2013-07-16 02:14:53 PM
DO NOT GET A COKE IN THE GIFT SHOP!
 
2013-07-16 02:16:04 PM
The exhibit co-curators, Sum Ting Wong and Ho Lee Fuk, have taken full responsibility for the errors.
 
2013-07-16 02:17:05 PM
There's one born evely minute.
 
2013-07-16 02:18:41 PM
So just redesign the museum, dedicating it to the identification of fakes.
 
2013-07-16 02:21:11 PM
Collecting Chinese porcelain is a hobby only for those with big pockets.

Even the big auction houses get it wrong and get stuck with fakes.
 
2013-07-16 02:21:50 PM
the authenticity part aside, I think it would be awesome to combined thousand yr old designs with modern caricatures and cartoonish drawings.
 
2013-07-16 02:23:19 PM
Turns out, all their stuff was made in China.
 
2013-07-16 02:24:10 PM
Yowzah!
 
2013-07-16 02:27:46 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

Also held in suspicion at the exhibit.
 
2013-07-16 02:27:49 PM
i.imgur.com

/hotter than an 800-year-old seladon vase of the Ko-Yu dynasty
 
2013-07-16 02:30:00 PM
Why does it not surprise me this was China.
 
2013-07-16 02:30:54 PM

darth_badger: DO NOT GET A COKE IN THE GIFT SHOP!


they play joke


/china tag in works
 
2013-07-16 02:31:15 PM
SuperNinjaToad:   the authenticity part aside, I think it would be awesome to combined thousand yr old designs with modern caricatures and cartoonish drawings.

A number of contemporary Chinese artists do.  Google modern porcelain and Chinese artists.
 
2013-07-16 02:35:46 PM
plif.courageunfettered.com
 
2013-07-16 02:36:31 PM
At least there is no question that the items were made in China.
 
2013-07-16 02:37:37 PM
He said he set the museum up to promote Chinese culture.

Delicious irony or artful trolling?
 
2013-07-16 02:45:52 PM
Been looking for this for a long time, hope it's relevant to TFA.
i149.photobucket.com

/off to RTFA
 
2013-07-16 02:48:16 PM
Q: If it's pronounced 'Cheeng' why did they anglicize it as 'Qing'.
A: To make the layman look foolish.
/really grinds my gears
 
2013-07-16 02:48:32 PM
"Lovejoy me fecit."
 
2013-07-16 02:58:33 PM

lewismarktwo: Q: If it's pronounced 'Cheeng' why did they anglicize it as 'Qing'.
A: To make the layman look foolish.
/really grinds my gears


All Asian romanizations were designed to be insane and inscrutable, but none holds a candle to Gaelic.
 
2013-07-16 03:10:59 PM
lewismarktwo:

Q: If it's pronounced 'Cheeng' why did they anglicize it as 'Qing'.

A: To make the layman look foolish.
/really grinds my gears



Messrs Wade and Giles approve of your comment.
 
2013-07-16 03:20:39 PM
estaticos.elmundo.es
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2013-07-16 03:23:43 PM
foxyshadis:All Asian romanizations were designed to be insane and inscrutable, but none holds a candle to Gaelic.

Do as the Romans did, and do not hold a candle to Gaelic. Oil is too flammable.

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES 
• Flash Point: 115 °C 
• Recommended Fire Fighting Procedure: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing when fighting fires involving chemicals. Prevent Contact with skin and eyes. Use water spray to cool containers exposed to fire. 
• Development of hazardous combustion gases or vapors possible in the event of fire.
 
2013-07-16 03:43:50 PM
I didn't know there was a Chinese branch of the Museum of Jurassic Technology.
 
2013-07-16 03:54:37 PM

lewismarktwo: Q: If it's pronounced 'Cheeng' why did they anglicize it as 'Qing'.
A: To make the layman look foolish.
/really grinds my gears


How else would you pronounce Qing?
 
2013-07-16 03:56:25 PM
I'd just like to throw this out there... the Qing dynasty is not ancient.
 
2013-07-16 04:00:23 PM

xerge: lewismarktwo: Q: If it's pronounced 'Cheeng' why did they anglicize it as 'Qing'.
A: To make the layman look foolish.
/really grinds my gears

How else would you pronounce Qing?


Don't be fatuous, Jeffery.
 
dwg
2013-07-16 04:15:06 PM
Sure it wasn't a Wei Wei exhibit?
 
2013-07-16 04:29:51 PM

SirEattonHogg: lewismarktwo:

Q: If it's pronounced 'Cheeng' why did they anglicize it as 'Qing'.

A: To make the layman look foolish.
/really grinds my gears


Messrs Wade and Giles approve of your comment.


Fark Wade-Giles, it makes no sense at all.

Pinyin, although it has some quirks too, is in general a much better romanization system. Qing is perfectly fine since it is indeed pronounced just 'Qing', not Cheeng. According to Wade-Giles, "Zh", "Ch" and "Q", obviously distinctive sounds, are all the romanized as the same "Ch".

You have to keep it in mind btw it are romanization systems, not anglization systems, so depending on what your native language is, English, French, German, it's never perfect.
 
2013-07-16 05:04:54 PM

xerge: lewismarktwo: Q: If it's pronounced 'Cheeng' why did they anglicize it as 'Qing'.
A: To make the layman look foolish.
/really grinds my gears

How else would you pronounce Qing?


"Throatwobbler Mangrove"
 
2013-07-16 05:25:59 PM

WelldeadLink: xerge: lewismarktwo: Q: If it's pronounced 'Cheeng' why did they anglicize it as 'Qing'.
A: To make the layman look foolish.
/really grinds my gears

How else would you pronounce Qing?

"Throatwobbler Mangrove"


I award you one +1 gourd
 
2013-07-16 06:42:11 PM
Must have been from the Fu Qing Fak dynasty.

/Gene Masseth
 
2013-07-16 09:36:59 PM

Tiiba: Turns out, all their stuff was made in China.


This!

I'm surprised that none of them have radioactive lead poisoning.

/ not sure if that's possible; but, the Chinese will sure try
 
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