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November 8, 2006 12:38 AM   Subscribe

Chinese Public Health Posters from the 1930s to SARS. [via]
posted by mediareport (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow, they had that body-as-machine metaphor in 1930's China, too. Interesting.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:54 AM on November 8, 2006


You can still find these for sale around here ocasionally.
posted by Pollomacho at 1:15 AM on November 8, 2006


You can still find these for sale around here ocasionally.

You mean stuff from the 30's? Is it cheap? If so, you should start buying it up, Pollomacho, you can probably make a killing reselling it in the states or Europe, if that sort of thing interests you.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:21 AM on November 8, 2006


The child with the mosquitos makes a chilling metaphor for life.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:38 AM on November 8, 2006


The robotic Chinaman is cause for alarm! With over a billion citizens, the last thing we need is for them to be made of easily replaceable components.
posted by jonson at 6:42 AM on November 8, 2006 [1 favorite]


With over a billion citizens, the last thing we need is for them to be made of easily replaceable components

No need for alarm, jonson. The high capital punishment rate makes up for it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:48 AM on November 8, 2006


Oh no BOTH ENDS!
posted by dr_dank at 8:39 AM on November 8, 2006


How long before these are on Fark with new captions? Some of those would be damn funny, given that I can't read what they really say.
posted by caution live frogs at 10:56 AM on November 8, 2006


You mean stuff from the 30's? Is it cheap? If so, you should start buying it up, Pollomacho, you can probably make a killing reselling it in the states or Europe, if that sort of thing interests you.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:21 PM ACST on November 8


Oh yeah, that stuff is hot right now! The prices are going up as are the number of fakes you find. The Chinese have discovered the market. It's not like it was going to take them long, these people invented commerce before Adam Smith's ancestors moved out of caves!
posted by Pollomacho at 5:25 PM on November 8, 2006


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