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Old June 30th, 2013, 09:03 PM   #11
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im so tired of chinese differentiating amongst themselves. You guys have united as one to continue the legacy of the Shang. Mongolic, Tibeto Burman or Sinitic, it dont matter 2 me.
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They all loo the same to me. I mean,most east asian people from Han Chinese,Korean,Japanese, ethnic minorities in China all pretty much look the same so using those sculptures to distinguish ethnicity is not really accurate method to be honest.

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im so tired of chinese differentiating amongst themselves. You guys have united as one to continue the legacy of the Shang. Mongolic, Tibeto Burman or Sinitic, it dont matter 2 me.
There are differences among northern and southern Chinese as well as among Mongolic and Sinitic peoples. I'm not trying to differentiating among Chinese, I'm simply following my observations.

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They all loo the same to me. I mean,most east asian people from Han Chinese,Korean,Japanese, ethnic minorities in China all pretty much look the same so using those sculptures to distinguish ethnicity is not really accurate method to be honest.
No, East Asians do not all look the same. There are some subtle differences.

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Old July 1st, 2013, 01:34 AM   #14
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Average Mainland Han Chinese Male


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Average Korean Man


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Average Japanese Man


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Average Mongolian Male

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Average Taiwanese Male

World of Facial Averages: East-Southeast Asia & Pacific Islander | The Postnational Monitor

I don't know about you,but all mongoloid face above can fit into the sculptures facial construction.

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Except the Qin terracottta warriors, all other sculptures shown isn't even close to depicting realism. I don't see how people could see them as accurate representations of faces.

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im so tired of chinese differentiating amongst themselves. You guys have united as one to continue the legacy of the Shang. Mongolic, Tibeto Burman or Sinitic, it dont matter 2 me.
Seconded.
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Except the Qin terracottta warriors, all other sculptures shown isn't even close to depicting realism. I don't see how people could see them as accurate representations of faces.



Seconded.
Well if you told a german, frenchman, and brit that all white men look alike, you'd be told to screw your head on straight! There are as many facial differences among the Chinese, Tibetans, North East Indians, Mongols, etc as they're are facial differences among white people. There's certainly no harm in discussing it.
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Well if you told a german, frenchman, and brit that all white men look alike, you'd be told to screw your head on straight! There are as many facial differences among the Chinese, Tibetans, North East Indians, Mongols, etc as they're are facial differences among white people. There's certainly no harm in discussing it.
whites look similar to me as well. Black people too.

White, black, yellow, brown, etc.
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When we get old we all tend to look alike regardless of race or ethnicity.
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When we get old we all tend to look alike regardless of race or ethnicity.
The very young and the very old tend to look the same. This is a bust of Napoleon II, the toddler. An effort at realism doomed to fail, are there any personal traits to make out?

From what I have seen, the thread title can be answered in the affirmative only for the Greeks and Romans (and to a much lesser extent the ancient Egyptians), thanks to their strong inclination towards naturalism and their craze with busts.
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Most of Asians look similar to Europeans, but long time ago I have met several Chinese ladies (from circus) who had a very unusual appearance. Their faces were very flat (at least for me) and skin very white. They did not look at all as posted pictures of average men, although I have no idea where exactly they came from.
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