Copycat syndrome? A look at China’s most impressive knock-off wonders

Global power lurks in these incredibly bizarre replicas

Stars Insider

23/05/24 | StarsInsider


China is now well-known for its "copycat syndrome," particularly regarding its replicas of world-famous monuments, the originals of which are considered symbols of cultural status reflecting an empire's soft power. While the mimicked attractions may draw in tourists, there might be a bigger motive at work.

By recreating other countries' symbols of power, many scholars like archaeologist Jack Carlson believe China is actually asserting its power on a global scale, by essentially bringing the world and all its cultural significance within its bounds. 

Check out this gallery to see for yourself.

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