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  • Short Summary

    Chinese writing is translated - with sexist results!

  • Description

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Ever tried to figure out just what is the meaning of those queer characters? For instance, watch how John Chinaman builds up a word..."

    C/U of a hand writing Chinese characters on a piece of paper. English words magically appear translating the Chinese. Words are sky, light, one, mouth, field. Intertitle reads: "Clear sky, light, one mouth to feed and a big field to feed it.. that's the Chinese idea of Prosperity!" Here's another..."

    Following Chinese inscriptions are drawn then translated: ear, hand, woman, marriage. This results in the proverb: "Whisper in her ear... give a hand to the woman... the result, marriage!" The last set are: cover, woman and peace. "Chinese logic again...place a cover on a woman...result...PEACE!" Nice sexism!

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 557.

    Safety print only.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    932.25
    Media URN:
    16642
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1928
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:36:00 / 01:51:37:00
    Canister:
    EP 134

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