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October 21st Chinatown, London

I spend an afternoon in Chinatown. I ask around for a map of Shanghai and a plug adaptor — UK to China — but no luck. Although in the bookshop I find a map of the whole land mass, a serious map of China. I photograph it in a stone plant container that may also be authentically Chinese in style:

Map of China in Chinatown

Map of China in Chinatown

This is not Shanghai.  But are there memes or signifiers here that may be transferrable? The posture of this person with a mobile phone for example:

A striking pose

A striking pose

Is that red telephone box in the background an imported style icon?

What will it signify to wear red in China in 2009?

Red on red

Red on red

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