Life Imitates Art

Yesterday’s lookalike post was so much fun I decided to do a similar one today. I stumbled upon these while searching for images for The Myth for yesterday’s post.





Good stuff, although the Yao Ming one isn’t as good as the others (especially the first two). The male statues seem to be terracotta warriors. I’ve seen some of these guys in Xi’an. I even beat one in a thumb wrestling match once.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Yeah, I remember that thumb wrestling match: that guywas putty in your hands — or rather, hand.

  2. Interesting perspective. I’d rank the Yao Ming resemblence second, after Feifei; the first two don’t really do it for me – Chen Daoming’s lips are similar to the statue’s, and the second guy has the nose there, but their faces taken as a whole aren’t really convincing for twins.

    I think vocal resemblances are interesting, too. Often I’ll hear Chinese actors and think, “That’s what ____ would sound like if he spoke Chinese.” Wang Gang, for example, is clearly the Chinese William Shatner if you’ve…heard…his typical style of…overACTING.

  3. Da Xiangchang Says: October 6, 2005 at 6:20 am

    Maybe I’m ignorant but who are the the middle 2 people?!

  4. this is fun, but um, how much free time do you HAVE?!?

  5. I was thinking the same thing, then I remembered that John doesn’t sleep so he has a lot more free time than the rest of us.

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