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субота, 21. јануар 2012.

Incompatible Opposites

Followed by a great contrast between traditional life based on communism,and modern development typical of capitalism brings a great deal of confusion about how life in China looks today.Among skyscrapers,attached to modern technologies,influenced by pop culture and (un)burdened by tradition chinese people are using wings of capitalism as motor for increasing their wealth.People are often alienated,distanced and orientated to their own problems,not carrying much about the outer world.
 If one adds to this complicated mixture the fact that religion plays important part in China, especially in colonized religious Tibet, where people take their pilgrimage in order to connect their souls with God, who look almost touchable from the highest peaks of mountains in this literally the third world within China.Her politics towards Tibet is very strict, it doesn’t match very well with worshiping any God even though it is trying to be tolerant...
Trip through modern China is a trip through three different, incompatible opposites – communism,capitalism and spiritualism. At first glance, they can’t go together by any means, yet China survives and grows rapidly into a modern and stable state. Some consequences of these differences can be observed on the faces of people living behind the great wall.

01.Great Unknown
Chairman Mao Zedong used to say: "You're not a real man if you haven't climbed the Great Wall."

02.Lunch break in Lhasa
 Workers during their lunch break.

Forbidden city is not forbidden anymore and is not a city at all,but attract tourists from china an all over the world.
04.Tour de Shanghai
Just a casual day in Shanghai.

05.Founder of modern China
China today is built with massive and cheap labor force.

06.New generation
Kid's in China are attached to modern technologies, influenced with pop culture an often are alienated.

07.Train to Lhasa
Workers from inner parts of country goes to Tibet in pursue for better life.

08.Portrait of Tibet
Roof top of the world, so high and so close to God.

Three Tibetans at the roof top of Potala Palace.

10.Better future prayer
Tibetan Buddhists believe that prayer can provide a better life in the next life.

11.Religious debate
School class of religious debate in Sera Monastery in Lhasa
Once a small fishing village, Shanghai is now the embodiment of power of China and in a some way its a status symbol.


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