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Emperor and Nine

Emperor and Nine In ancient China. the number nine was regarded as the extreme of positive numbers. i.e. the maximum of singular. For this reason. it was associated with emperors and matters connected with emperors. The imperial throne was...

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Emperors and Yellow

Emperors and Yellow Yellow color was worshiped in ancient China. and it was often deemed to be symbol of regality. Such customs firstly originated from the thought of land worship by the ancient agricultural people. According to Chinese Yi...

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Stories about Dragon

Stories about Dragon Last touch added to a drawing Once a famous artist Zhang Sengyou drew four dragons on the walls of the Anle Temple. Jinling. but he left the pupils of the dragons unfinished. Someone asked him the reason of the omissio...

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Origin of Chinese Dragon

Origin of Chinese Dragon Dragon is a legendary kind of creature. which does not exist in the world at all. Apart from China. many other countries also enjoy the image of dragon in their legends. For instance. the dragon in western legends...

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Dragon Has Nine Sons

Dragon Has Nine Sons As the legend goes. dragon has nine sons who are different from each other in terms of temperament. appearance and even jobs. In the ancient buildings and containers we can sometimes find the dragon`s sons. The eldest...

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Folk Dragon and Royal Dragon

The largest stonework in the Forbidden City is 1.7 meters thick and weighs 250 tons. There are nine dragons playing in the clouds floating above the sea. In the feudal society. dragon was a symbol of imperial power. Liu Bang. the emperor o...

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Dragons in the Forbidden City

Dragons in the Forbidden City The famous Forbidden City is a world of dragons. How many dragons on earth are there in the Forbidden City? Somebody counts the dragons in the Taihe Hall and finds 12.654 dragons. There are 19 dragons painted...

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Evolution of Chinese Characters

Evolution of Chinese Characters It has taken a long process for Chinese characters to evolve from Jiaguwen (inscription on tortoise shells and animal bones) to the characters we use today. Jiaguwen of the Shang Dynasty (c.1765-1122BC) is a...

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Origin of Chinese Characters

Origin of Chinese Characters Chinese characters have played a significant role in the development of the outstanding culture of the Chinese people. Chinese characters are one kind of the most ancient characters. In the world. there were or...

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Why China is Called China

Why China is Called China China is the appellation of our country given by foreigners. The porcelain china is the transliteration of the place name Changnan. which was the old name for the porcelain town of today`s Jingdezhen (Jingde Town)...

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