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The Civilized Savage and the Uncivilized Civilization
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November 17, 2014
9:45 am
Eugenia Lieu

Ever since Mongolians won their Independence from China, that's when there were Chinese Noble Savages, or Chinese Barbarians. Or otherwise described as a coarse-face. Not that we are who we look, but we are more civilized than savages themselves.

November 18, 2014
11:50 am
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in general, any culture that attempts to conquer your own gets referred to as "savages".

The Mongols are a very interesting case of pastoralists conquering an agrarian culture -- without the agrarian culture having basically collapsed first. I don't know enough about Asian history to understand why that might have been.


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