Day Fifty-nine: 假 – jiă

The Madonna

The Sistine Madonna

There are many things about China that I did not expect: the complete disregard for traffic laws, the efficiency of the metro system, the hell-bent embrace of materialism and The Sistine Madonna in the lobby of our apartment building.

China, a communist nation where you’ll see more Porsche Cayenne’s than “Little Red Books”, an atheist nation where cheap copies of famous religious paintings decorate upscale apartment compounds.

China, a land of contradictions, a land of knock-offs and fakes, the land of 假 – jiă.

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