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Anonymous Chinese Blogger: To Kill the Spirit of Tibet

posted Feb 23, 2012, 7:08 PM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Feb 24, 2012, 8:14 AM ]

China Digital Times has teamed up with Hexie Farm (蟹农场), an anonymous Chinese blogger, to produce a series of political cartoons.  The first in this series is entitled To Kill the Spirit of Tibet:

China Digital Times provides an interesting interview with Hexie Farm, and an explanation that this cartoon is based on Goya's masterpiece, The Third of May 1808, which immortalizes Spanish resistance to the invading armies of Napoleon:

Hexie Farm's cartoon may also recall Paul Revere's famous engraving of the Boston Massacre, where three colonial Americans were killed by British troops in 1770, an incident that helped spark the American Revolution. 

Art historians may notice that in the works of both Hexie Farm and Goya, the executioners are anonymous and faceless, whereas Paul Revere chose to give the British soldiers faces and thus individuality:

-TPR editors

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