Too much Copycat! It seems in China people misunderstood “Copyright” as “Copying is Right” 🙂 🙂
See China’s many copycat cities below…
US author Ms Binaca Bosker in her research showing how China had copied whole European (French,Greek,Austrian,German,Italy,Netherland) city and built it for people, not Amusement Park etc, real city for Chinese buyers.
She has visited many such Copycat cities and discussed the impact of it on China and original place’s tourism, etc in her book – “Original Copies: Archetectural Minicry in Contemporary China”
In India, there are some localities/parks which are inspired by famous Archetecures from abroad (see Lavasa City below) but generally people like to Celebrate Diversity and Different local indian culture based Archetecture in various states across India.
Hope Chinese will understand,its actually good to belong to the Different culture, heritage and civilization, not whole world should copy to be Same (like Clone).
Being Differnt and preserving diversity is good for world society.Each country must preseve their Differnce and Diversity, Sameness in the World will be boring!
Author Ms Bosker showing Copycat Architecture Rises in China’s Building Boom
Author discussing why Chinese psyche of copycat and its impact on China and Western original cities
Inhabitat Interview: Bianca Bosker Talks About Chinese Duplitecture
Chinese Copycats: The Moola Files
Venice in China -Zhujiajiao Watertown
Paris-France in china
Austrian UNESCO Town in China
German City in China
English Themes Town
Neatherlands Town in Gaoqiao-China
Italy City in China
Manhattan-NY in china
Even after copying and investing huge amount, some are turned into Ghost Cities.
Read my previous detail post –Ghost cities around the world
China’s Empty Cities
INDIA- New Lake city, “Lavasa” near Pune/Mumbai is Mix Indo-European Archetecuture; inspired from archeteture of European styled river side city mixed with Indian old city style…
Image credit: from clips above
Souces:Youtube, Google search, and all links in the post.