Sunday, October 22, 2006
Weekend in Xi'an
Viewing the Terracotta Warriors and learning more about Emperor Qin got me thinking about timeframe and big projects. It took Emperor Qin 9 years to unify China. In doing so, he unified the writing system, units of measure, and rule of law among other things. That's pretty fast, if you ask me. Think back to 1997. How much have you accomplished in 9 years?
Finally, I think the whole Terracotta Soldiers site is a farce propogated by the Chinese government. I am not buying it (although I did pay to take the tour of the site but it included a cheesy surround sound/video story of the Terracotta story).
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