Doctor Who Shares Space with Chinese Landmarks

Authors: ChinaDaily

2019-01-22

The TV drama is a significant part of British popular culture, and has influenced generations of British people.
British science fiction television show Doctor Who released a set of Chinese-style posters recently.
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Chinese-style poster for the British TV drama Doctor Who
The posters were designed by freelance illustrator Feifei Ruan. "I hope these images will be liked by Doctor Who fans," said Ruan in an interview, adding that posters could inspire people are not familiar with Doctor Who to watch the show.
The illustrations would be part of a huge new launch for Doctor Who in the Chinese market to celebrate the latest series, with each image designed to resonate with various Chinese locations and cultural elements.
"The selected locations are all either iconic or historic landmarks from the famous cities of China," Ruan said. "Each city has its own culture and history which I pay homage to in my illustrations.
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The poster features bamboo forest and Panda in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province,
an area reputed as the "Country of Heaven" and the "Land of Abundance"
The group of posters has picked six representative cities of China - Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, and Hangzhou.
In the latest posters featuring Chinese styles, the unique cultural elements such as Chinese ancient architecture, ink painting, pavilions and tower, the Great Wall, panda are well into integrated with the Tardis, a fictional time machine and spacecraft that appears in the drama and its various spin-offs.
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Also, Chinese modern buildings like the fascinating skyscraper skyline can also be seen on the posters.

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