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A French museum has postponed an exhibit about the Mongol emperor Genghis Khan citing interference by the Chinese government, which it accuses of trying to rewrite history.
The Château des ducs de Bretagne history museum in the western city of Nantes said it was putting the show about the fearsome 13th century leader on hold for over three years.
The museum’s director, Bertrand Guillet, said: “We made the decision to stop this production in the name of the human, scientific and ethical values that we defend.”
It said the Chinese authorities demanded that certain words, including “Genghis Khan,” “Empire” and “Mongol” be taken out of the show. Subsequently they asked for power over exhibition brochures, legends and maps.
originally posted by: RAY1990
a reply to: Spider879
Tell them to do one?
I've been to museums, I've seen elaborate displays made with entirely fake artifacts. The uneducated would never tell the difference.
originally posted by: Mark08
Why would France abide by what china thinks?
originally posted by: Arnie123
So, the French just gave up?
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
China is absolutely not the only country that has squashed history and historical research in the name of preserving a narrative.
Its only recently that Arabian states have begun to recognize (once again) their prior history.
Whats so frustrating about China is that it feels like Denisovan recoveries are stymied by their locked down nature.
originally posted by: 2Faced
Since when is china able to dictate what the French do in their own museums, on French sovereign soil? It’s time the French order #16 with a side of extra cabbage, and hold china’s head under the blanket. Why not allow the chinese to join the UN human rights council, while you’re at it!?