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China: Interpreting the Mascots

Mutant Frog Travelogue analyzes the symbolism behind China's recently unveiled five mascots for the Beijing Olympics. “China’s choice also says something about the degree to which its “peaceful rise” diplomacy has been incorporated in creative and non-traditional ways into popular culture. Whether one buys into the message or not, one can’t accuse the Chinese of not trying.”

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  • […] For more on The Five Friendlies, including a history of Olympic mascots, check out this post over at Mutant Frog (via Global Voices). {china, manga, olympics, 中國} […]

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