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The Nine Nations of China

Posted by Tal December 1, 2009 in the Group General Discussion .

Patrick Chovanec is an Associate Professor at Beijing's Tsinghua University. I've just been contemplating a fascinating map he has created (and recently published in The Atlantic) which he calls The Nine Nations of China.

Generalisations are odious of course, but I think there is insight to be gained from it. The life we live in the world is necessarily one shot through with a multitude of dazzling and often conflicting views, who is to say that a single one must be the only one.

Further information can be enjoyed on Prof. Chovanec's blog here and here (but regretfully these links are blocked to China based internet users.)


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