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Old March 19 2009, 08:01 PM   #15
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Location: Adelaide
Re: Joss Whedon and the blurry line between homage and appropriation

The lack of asian actors on Firefly was a little odd considering the ostensible cultural context of the show, yeah.

I get that there’s all sorts of chinoiserie in Firefly because the idea is that in the Future where Firefly is set, China will be a great superpower and so will have cultural dominance.
No, the idea was that China was a great superpower, that China and the United States were the last bastions of human civilisation before Earth "went under".
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