Anyone on the forum read Chinese?

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thescofieldkid
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:12 pm

Found a pile of what looks to be Communist propaganda prints over the weekend at an estate sale. Any help with what they say would be greatly appreciated. $20 donated to EB on your behalf.

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Thu May 30, 2013 9:17 pm

something something work harder than america.
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:19 pm

Lazy Americans, typical!
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:21 pm

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Thu May 30, 2013 9:24 pm

These are pretty cool, can't help but I wish you the best of luck!
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:27 pm

I don't read Chinese but was able to locate some info for you..

This one says: We'll revenge if you attack us.

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Background story of the poster:
Taiwan, where the Nationalist government established its Republic of China after 1949, remains an important problem for the communist People's Republic. Beijing insist that there is only one China and that Taiwan is a rebellious province that has to be brought back under its rule. This can be accomplished with military force or through negotiations. For a long time, posters featuring Taiwan have attempted to portray the Taiwanese as victims of (American) suppression that needed to be liberated. Recently, the chances that the Taiwan question can be resolved peacefully have improved.
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:28 pm

My Mandarin is rough, but the bottom one says something to the effect of "Voltron Force Assemble". No idea what that means, though.
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:29 pm

You don't know Voltron Force Assemble? Listen to more Wu Tang
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:35 pm

"Provide Great Support to Agriculture"
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:46 pm

Thanks Shagdonk! Your research tool is sharp! :lol:

Certainly appreciate all the other insight. Your one stop for irrelevant/irreverent commentary.

I looked around for awhile and couldn't find diddly.

Appreciate the time and consideration.

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Thu May 30, 2013 10:35 pm

I forwarded these pics to one of my students who is fluent in a few dialects; I'll post what I hear back.
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Thu May 30, 2013 10:46 pm

Those are pretty great. Good find/pickup.
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Thu May 30, 2013 10:49 pm

shagdonk wrote:I don't read Chinese but was able to locate some info for you..

This one says: We'll revenge if you attack us.

thescofieldkid wrote:
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Background story of the poster:
Taiwan, where the Nationalist government established its Republic of China after 1949, remains an important problem for the communist People's Republic. Beijing insist that there is only one China and that Taiwan is a rebellious province that has to be brought back under its rule. This can be accomplished with military force or through negotiations. For a long time, posters featuring Taiwan have attempted to portray the Taiwanese as victims of (American) suppression that needed to be liberated. Recently, the chances that the Taiwan question can be resolved peacefully have improved.

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Thu May 30, 2013 11:29 pm

hellosir wrote:You don't know Voltron Force Assemble? Listen to more Wu Tang

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please ignore my name.. The things we think sound cool as children...
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Thu May 30, 2013 11:35 pm

Those are a really cool score!
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