China: Center of the Universe

Musing Under The Tenement Palm takes issue with a Reuters headline that conflates ancient Central Asia with China on a story about ancient cliff paintings in Altay. “Altay lies in Xinjiang, where East Asian and Central Asian cultures have blended, clashed and overlapped for centuries. Too often these are treated as discrete units, ‘East’ and ‘Central’.”

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