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A 700-Year Old Ming Temple

21 September 2011
 

A few days ago in an ancient street of an ancient Stone Town (石镇) at Ten Thousand Year County (万年县) in Jiangxi Province (江西), an ancient temple built 700 years ago during the Ming Dynasty was discovered by the world outside.

What's truly magnificent about this piece of heritage is its authenticity. Most pre-Manchu Qing buildings were renovated during the Qing era (1644-1911), and stamped more or less with Manchu's peculiarity, which is characterized by the extravagance in decoration, especially in colour, and the contraction in structural style, particularly when the size and shape of brackets and eaves are concerned. But this temple has been maintained so well by the locals since it was built thus no restoration was needed therefore it has stayed faithful to its authentic Chinese style.

The temple was initially erected as a tribute to a pair of the local Robin Hoods who robbed the rich and mean to feed the poor and unfortunate:

loke ye do no husbonde harme
That tilleth with his ploughe.
No more ye shall no gode yeman
That walketh by gren-wode shawe;
Ne no knyght ne no squyer
That wol be a gode felawe *

The Chinese Robin Hoods were brothers surnamed Zhou and for seven long centuries, they were dearly remembered and deeply loved and frequently offered with incenses and fruits by the locals:

they were a good outlawe,
And dyde pore men moch god. *

This is the way a man, who sincerely care for those in need and bravely stand up to those being tyrannical and exploitive, can expect to live beyond his earthly existence.

But today some Chinese in China and some Chinese from America, would do all they can to curry favour with the rich and powerful, and bark viciously like a lapdog at the poor and powerless whenever they get an chance, even when they are their own people, by nationality or by blood.

During his visit to China in 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama turned down all requests by Chinese media to interview him, except Sow's Weekly (or something sounded similar). Since Mr. Obama is a man who also loves to present himself as reincarnated Robin Hood and is said going to order the rich to pay more taxes to help the poor to pay their medical bills, you'd think the only Chinese media he appreciates must be the one run by somebody like Little John or Will Scarlet who share Robin Hood's aspiration and want to be Sherwood Forest warriors or Greenwood Forest heroes (绿林好汉).

But are they really? Here is the latest quote from the Weekly's executive editor posted on weibo (Chinese twitter) on 18 September 2011, the 80th anniversary of Japan's invasion of China:

Today all Chinese young women should resist a love making request by your boyfriend or husband to show your spirit of resisting Japanese invasion.

The abbreviation for Japan in Chinese and Japanese (which is based on Chinese script) is 日, that also means sex.

You might say this man gets so low in taste, but the vulgarity is just a minor offence comparing to the gross insult he inflicted upon the people who fought against a fascist Japan in WWII, which include Chinese and include Russians and include Americans who actually dropped two nukes to force an unconditional surrender by Japanese monarch. Isn't it?

Yet the Weekly led by this man is President Obama's only darling media in China.

So we would like to kindly remind you, America's poor and unfortunate, Barack Obama might not really be U.S. version of Earl of Locksley, but Sheriff of Nottingham in disguise. Watch out, don't be fooled.

Oh, yes, the next question is who is the Chinese version of Sir Guy of Gisbourne who sent disgraced former knights from Red Yellow Spring Autumn and dismal Bright Western Gate from Sow's Weekly to assassinate the returning Chinese spirit and the emerging humanitarian consciousness?

Keep your eyes wide open!

*Source of verse: A Gest of Robyn Hode

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Chinese history is a long drama alternated between order and chaos. Except few individuals who cherish a personal ambition way beyond their reach, the common aspiration of the ordinary Chinese people have always been to live in an era of order to enjoy peace and prosperity.

It is also a conclusion drawn by consensus of historians that the order in China can only be achieved under a just and strong government, while the weakening of the central power forever gives rise to local warlords thus leads to disintegration of China as an united nation, a situation from which chaos and poverty inevitably derive.

Anyone who doesn't understand this plain historical fact is obvious unfit to sit in a high office; and anyone who knows it but still wants to weaken the power of the central government (让政令进一步出不了中南海) is a man simply too dangerous to be left on any important position.

What Chinese Say

About Converting China to America‘s Political Template (also known as political reform)

遨游时空:

不要满世界扮演救世主,玩沽名钓誉了。

11爱我中华 (club.china.com)

先把买美国国债和转基因的事情说清楚,不要总放些不着边际的屁话。

有公道就说:

挟洋自重,一心想把共产党给搞灭了自己好学叶利钦当中华联邦的首任总统,自己家人的一屁股臭屎不愿擦,却每天喊着公平正义忽悠老百姓。

康成 (webjb4.org):

跟六四前赵紫阳一样,经济搞砸了就闹政改.

遨游时空:

刚才去瞅了一下微博跟帖,鄙视者众。看来已很不得人心。

方人不浅:

胡耀邦的马仔,除了傻X就是垃圾.

About the Live and Death in China:

sq8889 (club.china.com):

人固有一死,或死于地沟油,或死于转基因,或死于结石奶,或死于毒疫苗,或死于危房,或死于拆迁,或死于宝马车轮下…… 死并不可怕,可怕的是你根本不知道自己怎么死的.

至死方休吧!

About Obama's Chinese Darling's Insult to Anti-Japanese War:

Gromit_Gao (weibo):

南都周刊的团队素质确实应该被质疑,执行主编如此无耻下流,团队里没有一个人出来批评,可见都是一丘之貉。

国哥嘹亮 (weibo):

这不是一个道歉的问题,这是整个知识界、新闻界的操守问题。这些掌握话语权的所谓精英一方面咬牙切齿地批判、讽刺这个社会,另一面却肆无忌惮地做出违背法律、伦理的事情。真想不到南都的主编品质如此低劣!

小蚂蚁1981 (weibo):

本来对南方系有好感,以为你们是为民请命。一个拿着国耻日开玩笑的媒体,还是中国的媒体吗?隐藏很深的汉奸而已.

正宗老西医 (weibo):

没关系,原来以为你们只是见解不同,后来发现这是屁股问题,再后来又发现是智商问题,现在您让俺明白了,原来品德都有问题…… 正是你们的存在,才让五毛的队伍一直在壮大,其实应该感谢你的.

小资 (bbs.m4.cn):

最近因缘巧合,我跟南方系资深记者有所接触。发现他们那一派的思维是既定的。他们是真的以为“民主可以救中国”,事实上他们个个都相信自己可以救中国人的。

其实有一派已经半公开化了,就是他们的一切言论都是为他们的目标和计划服务的。“倒逼民主”、“谣言武器”算其中之一。执政党的稳定发展肯定不利于他们推进的彻底“改革”,所以他们所做的一切都在强销“中国现在的日子是暗无天日的”,中国是需要彻底推倒重来的。

黄昏起飞猫头鹰 (weibo):

一句话,南方都市报归不归广东省委宣传部管?广东省委宣传部是共产党的宣传部还是洋人的宣传部?

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红朝历代掌门点评:

神人也有犯错时 - 太祖
圣人也有犯晕时 - 千古一相
伟人也有犯浑时 - 太宗
小人也有得势时 - 废帝胡
奸人也有得逞时 - 废帝赵
凡人也有出头时 - 太上
好人也有糊涂时 - 今上

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