2014-01-17

Warring States Storyboard Of China

Pic By  Maqiangk

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In Ancient China The Feudal States Had A Position Called The Taishi, And They Were Responsible For Record Keeping, Astrology As Well As Fortune Telling.
Here, The Fortune Teller Is Performing His Rites. He Is Worried About His Tate.
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The King Is Not A Very Good King.
He Likes Sycophants, And He Likes Women.
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In Fact, He Likes Women So Much That He Married The Girl That Was Supposed To Be Wed To His Own Son.
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The Good Tutor Of The Crown Prince Told The King That This Can Be Considered As Incest.
The King Responded To This With The Good Ol' Fashion Feudal Way.
Its Only Feudalism When You Are At The Bottom...
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The Surviving Son Of The Executed Tutor (His Entire Family Had Heads A Rolling With Him) Managed To Flee The State...
He Promises Revenge...Great Revenge...Even If It Would Take His Entire Lifetime.
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Well...He Doesn't Go Very Far...
He Kinda Had To Grub Around For A Living For Several Years.
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Fortunate For Him, The Host State That He Lived As A Fugitive Had Some Sort Of A Problem.
The King Had A Disgruntled Cousin. The Angry Cousin Thinks That He Should Be The King.
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This Is Where Our Great Hero Steps In...
From Beggar To Angry Man In Armor And Sword.
Who's Laughing Now, Worm?
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Everything Was Settled. The Disgruntled Cousin Becomes King, And Ex-Beggar Becomes Proud Man Standing On Castle Parapet...
Did I Tell You That He Kinda Have Some New Hairdo?
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Now He's In Armor.
And He's Going To Seek Revenge.
Go Go GOOOO!!!
Do You Guys Want Spoilers?
I Kind Of Ended The Series Right Here.
You Guys Have To Play The MOD For Rome TW BI To Know The Ending...Lol!
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Yes Me Lord?
Ach...Again Based On The RTW Event Screens.
I Really Like That Game.
But I Like Ancient China More.
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Assassination Event Picture For The ZhanGuo MOD For Rome TW.
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Riverine Warfare Was Rather Commonplace In Southern China.
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Defeat Is Always Agonizing.
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Kind Of Lifted From The Rome TW BI Addition. But I Like Chinese Soldiers.
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Sieges Lasting For Months Is Rather Common...Some Sieges Lasted For Years.
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Chinese Heavy Infantry In The Warring States Era (479 BC - 220 BC)
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!!! IMPORTANT !!!
I Wanted To Depict A Mongols Raiding A Settlement/Camp Of Another Mongol Tribe. This Artwork Has Many Flaws. I Want The Viewer To Know The Few Things Are Wrongly Depicted, As I Didnt Make My Research Well. Those Are:
The Entire Camp Outline Is Wrong, There Is No Defense That Has To Be Set Up.( For An Insight: Nomadic Mongols "Back In The Medieval War Times" The Entire Tribe Would Used Their Hundreds Of Carts To Make A Fence Circling Around The Camp - So The Enemy Horses Cant Come Through If There Is To Be A Sudden Attack. One Family Had Around At Least 2 To 3 Carts Minimum To Load Up Their Tent And Other Household Items. So One Tribe Was Made Of Up To 10+ Families. And That Made 200 Cards For A Tribe - Enough To Make A Fence Around The Camp)
Also The Shape And Size Of The Nomadic Tent (Ger) Is Not Very Accurate.
Other Than That, I Think Its Ok To End It Like This. I Also Didnt Like The View Point. 
I Actually Didnt Want To Put This Up In DA. But The Time I Spent Drawing It Gave Me No Choice. It Took Me Long. And Im A Slow Artist. LOL. And I Hope To Make A Remake Someday.
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This Is One Of My Oldest Work, Which I Did Back In 2006. 
Was Going Through My Old Stuff, Thought I Should Post It Up Here 
(I Know That The Porportions And Anatomy Are Off)
Enjoy These Mongol Riders.
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Here Are My Latest Work.
Its Medieval Mongolian Elite Warrior "Bagatur" XIII-XIV
Really A Educational Piece. 
Do Not Use It For Commercial Use Or Any Other Media Producing!
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Its Chinggis Khaan's Elite Warlords Called Four Iron Dogs.
During The Mongol Invasion They Only Wins The Battle 
Enjoy !
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Done For A Historical Magazine.
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Attila The Hun.
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Hi All,
It My Latest Piece Just Finished It.
Its A Mongolian Cavalry Warrior From Golden Horde [Link]
I Am Pushing My Realism Here And Critiques Are Warmly Welcom
Hope You Enjoy It Like Me
Peace
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Finished Version Of Mongol Character For A Cancelled Medieval/Fantasy Project.
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Classical Chinese Military Themes.
This Is Our Land, Our Blood, Our Soldiers!
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Commemorates China Warriors.
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Commemorates China Warriors.
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Commemorates China Warriors.
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Commemorates China Warriors.

2014-01-02

China And Britain Won The War Together

 
China And Britain Won The War Together
Japan's refusal to face up to its aggressive past is posing a serious threat to global peace
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Koreans in Seoul Railway Station watch a TV news program on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine

In the Harry Potter story, the dark wizard Voldemort dies because the seven horcruxes, which contain parts of his soul, have been destroyed. If militarism is like the haunting Voldemort of Japan, the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo is a kind of horcrux, representing the darkest parts of that nation's soul.

Last week, in flagrant disregard of the feelings of his Asian neighbors, Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, paid homage at the Yasukuni Shrine, where 14 Class A war criminals – defined as those who committed "crimes against peace" – are enshrined. They were among the 28 Japanese political and military leaders convicted by an international military tribunal after the Second World War.

The Yasukuni Shrine was established more than 150 years ago, and Asian people know very well how it has since been used by Japanese militarists as a spiritual symbol to launch wars of aggression. In addition, it is deeply offensive to witness convicted war criminals being venerated. These were leaders found guilty of inflicting indescribable suffering on countless individuals during the war. Rightly, within hours of Mr Abe's visit, there were strong condemnations from China, South Korea and across the international community.

Visits to the shrine by Japanese leaders cannot simply be an internal affair for Japan, or a personal matter for any Japanese official. Nor does it concern only China-Japan and Korea-Japan relations. Deep down, paying this kind of homage reveals whether Japan is trustworthy. It raises serious questions about attitudes in Japan and its record of militarism, aggression and colonial rule.

At stake is the credit of that country's leaders in observing the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and upholding peace. It is a choice between aggression and non-aggression, between good and evil and between light and dark. Regrettably, what Mr Abe did has raised the spectre of militarism rising again in Japan.

Mr Abe's track record provides evidence. Since taking office in 2012, he has been talking enthusiastically about justice, democracy, peace and dialogue. But the reality is seen in his actions. He is unrepentant about Japan's militarist past and makes no apologies for it. He has openly questioned whether his country should be defined as an "aggressor", and did his utmost to beautify its history of militaristic aggression and colonial rule.

In May 2013, Mr Abe caused great offence in China and Korea when he was photographed posing in a military jet boldly marked with the number 731: this was the code of an infamous Japanese biological warfare research facility performing human experiments in China during the war.

With these precedents, the world should be very alert. Mr Abe wishes to amend the post-war pacifist constitution, imposed on Japan by the USA. Close attention should be paid to his colleagues, such as Taro Aso, the deputy prime minister, who asserted that Japan could "learn" from Nazi Germany about revising constitutions. Mr Abe has worked hard to portray China as a threat, aiming to sow discord among Asia-Pacific nations, raising regional tensions and so creating a convenient excuse for the resurrection of Japanese militarism.

Last year, I explained in a newspaper article the key principles concerning the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, and pointed out the severe consequences of Japan's provocations. This time, I believe Mr Abe has continued his brinksmanship by visiting the Yasukuni Shrine; it has rekindled bitter memories of Japan's past-war crimes.

We know from history that a country that starts a war and ends up in defeat has two options. One is to face up squarely to its past, make sincere apologies and renounce militarism, as Germany did. The German approach has contributed to regional stability and world peace. It has earned respect and acclaim from the whole world.

The other option is to deny past aggression, allow militarism to rise and raise the threat of war. Unfortunately, Mr Abe's actions confirm that he favours the second option: he seems determined to lead Japan on to a perilous path. The international community should be on high alert.

Next week, The Railway Man, a film based on a true story, will be released. It tells the tragic story of a British PoW tortured by the Japanese in the Second World War. The film is not only about the atrocities committed by his Japanese captors, but also how one of them is harrowed by his own past. His redemption is only effected through deep remorse and penitence.

China and Britain were wartime allies. Our troops fought shoulder to shoulder against Japanese aggressors and made enormous sacrifices. Sixty-eight years have passed since that horrible war. Yet there are always some incorrigible people in Japan who show no signs of remorse for war crimes. Instead, they seek to reinterpret history. They pose a serious threat to global peace. The Chinese will not allow such attempts. I am sure British and all other peace-loving folk will not remain indifferent.

China and Britain are both victors of the Second World War. We played a key role in establishing the post-war international order that has delivered great benefits for mankind. Our two countries have a common responsibility to work with the international community to oppose and condemn any words or actions aimed at invalidating the peaceful post-war consensus and challenging international order. We should join together both to uphold the UN Charter and to safeguard regional stability and world peace.