What does China's "duplitecture" mean?

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For the past few decades, China has been replicating many of the West's architectural gems.  Think an entire alpine village, Venice, the Eiffel tower, the Sydney Opera House, the White House, Little London (or Thames Town). There's even a plan in the works to replicate Manhattan. On today's show, Bianca Bosker, author of "Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China," shed some light on what China's architectural copycatting (or "duplitecture") means.

 


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