Bianca Bosker: Original Copies
Bianca Bosker is an award-winning author and journalist, and the co-founding editor of The Huffington Post's Tech section. Her debut book, Original Copies, the first definitive account of China’s “duplitecture” movement and a critically acclaimed exploration of China’s copy culture. A 108-meter high Eiffel Tower rises above Champs Elysées Square in Hangzhou, gleaming replicas of the White House dot Chinese cities from Fuyang. These examples are but a sampling of China’s most popular and startling architectural phenomenon: the construction of monumental, themed communities that replicate towns and cities in the West.