Dragons are interesting creatures that play a big role in Chinese history. Dragons were serpent like creatures except for the four legs it had with varying amount of toes. It is thought to be one of the most beautiful mythical creatures. The purpose dragons served to the people of China was to be the symbol of the emperor of China, to symbolize human characteristics, and to symbolize the power of the weather. In ancient China dragons were used to be the symbol for the emperor of China. It was a symbol for boldness, intensity, and productivity. The emperor’s most special title was “The True Dragon” (Eason). This title was only given to emperors who had done a great job running the huge country of China. In the Yuan dynasty only the emperor and his son were allowed to wear robes that had 5-clawed dragons on them. Few robes are found today because emperors were buried in their robes as a sign of respect for dragons (Charles). In the Yuan dynasty the common people weren’t even allowed to associate themselves with the symbol of the dragon. Until the Qing dynasty used it on the national flag. Chinese dragons are usually males which in Chinese is yang. Many westerners believed that the Chinese dragon was the official symbol for China, but this is untrue. In ancient China the 5-clawed dragon was for the emperor of China, and the 4 and 3- clawed dragons were for the regular people. Chinese dragons were also used to symbolize human characteristics, whether they’re good or bad. Such as the Lung dragon, the Lung dragons represented power, excellence, valiancy, bravery, heroism, perseverance, nobility and divinity (Eason). But there are western dragons that show human not-so-nice personality. They show negative energy such as greed, pride, envy, and gluttony. If you were born in the year of the dragon, which is the 5th in the zodiac, you would have these traits: you would be healthy overall, you would have a good career to support your family, and you would enjoy being in a relationship and sharing love with other people. There are also different kinds of dragons that show other traits such as the wood, fire, metal, earth, and water dragons (Eason). The water dragon show less selfishness that the other dragons, and is less dominating than others. The metal dragon shows ruthlessness, he doesn’t care about anyone else but himself. The wood dragon shows creativeness, he thinks outside the box at new ideas. The earth dragon shows he is the wisest of the dragons, he thinks things through and listens to and appreciates other words even if he doesn’t agree with them. And finally the fire dragon shows competiveness and is the complete opposite of the earth dragon. Also people born in the year of the dragon are brisk, imperial, honorable, settled, and aureate. Dragons were thought to control the weather. As told in the story of “The Four Dragons” the dragons shot sea water into the air so they can help the human on earth grow their crops. Chinese dragons are the rulers of the sky, and the Chinese people pray to them when they have a drought or flood. If the dragons are angered they will cause the…
everyone, first of all I gonna show you guys a short video. As you can see from the video, it is a dragon boat racing. Dragon boat racing is one activities during dragon boat festival of china. To me, it is my most impressive festival. So I would like to introduce the origin of Dragon boat festival, the traditions, and the food.
First, the origin of the dragon boat festival. It is a traditional holiday in china. The festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar, so it…
source within your paper. MLA recommends using parenthetical citation.
Below is a passage from a book about dragons in Asian mythology by Hikaru Tokugawa.
As evident in numerous ancient Chinese writings and wood‐block images, most
individuals believed that dragons were not evil creatures as often depicted in
Western texts and artwork. The ancient Chinese believed these mythological
creatures were bringers of good fortune and tidings, heaping luck upon those who…
culture, your traditional view, your growing time and all things would influence you yourself individual culture. Everybody had different true beauty for themselves. Maybe, you thought something was beauty, for others people or further people or ancient people maybe not.
One of my friends, his mother died, he was only two years old. His father married with the other woman. His father and his stepmother took most love to his young brother. Even I could say he didn’t enjoy his family love…
wide variety of after-school activities to enhance their overall development. What is strikingly different in China is the motivation for excellent. In West China, it is easy to assume most children work hard, because they want to succeed and maybe someday become the next Bill Gates. In China, the goal is to create productive citizen who can serve society. Thus, a child excels to benefit China, not for his or her own personal wealth. (The History of Chinese Education, 2005)
The purpose of this paper…
with designs of dragons, elephants, and other creatures. paintings, influenced by Taoism and Confucianism, often show tiny people dwarfed by nature. Artists became concerned with economy of line: one simple line makes us see the whole cliff, or flowers, or birds. They began to draw just one flower, or one bird. Most people in ancient China could not afford to live in fancy houses. They lived in small houses made of mudbrick, with only one room and a dirt floor. In Northern China, the doors of these…
CHINESE CULTURE THROUGH FILM
China and the World
Jasmine Chenyu Fu
Mar 11, 2015
Chinese Cultures in Kung Fu Panda 2
Nobody can say Kung Fu Panda 2 is not a successful movie. It is fun to watch, not only for the kid but also for adults like me. Also the whole Kung Fu Panda series earned a huge success in film industry. As a big fan of this movie, I watched it couple times. The story line is not that unique. It is like other Disney movies, some…
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is truly one of the greatest architectural achievements in recorded history. The longest structure ever built, it is about 6,700 kilometers (4,163 miles) long and made entirely by hand. This wall is said to be visible from the moon. It crosses Northern China, from the East coast to Central China (Karls, 1). This massive wall is not only one of the ancient wonders of the world, but it also has been the inspiration of many writers and artists. With…
coastline of the Pacific Ocean.
• Civilization arose in China for the first time in
• The first coherent Chinese Empire was
founded about 1500 BC.
• Chinese religious ideas are in some ways
similar to those of India, in that they too were
based on ancient animistic beliefs that center
around the cycles of seasons and fertility of
plants, animals, and human beings.
• Religions/spiritual beliefs in China:
Called the Yuan
1 Yuan = 0.16 cents in US…
Identifying Consumer Behaviour in China and Australia According to Market Segmentation and Motivation |
Group Report 1 |
Consumer behavior is one of the most important parts in marketing. This report aims to discuss how market segmentation and motivation of consumer’s behavior. The report also shows the difference between China and Australia. Due to the different culture, it provides good opportunity for Australia exporter to be success in China.
him by his citizens because of his benevolent acts.
Lao Tzu is known as the father of Taoism through his writing of the “Tao Te Ching” a
book consisting of 5000 characters. Lao Tzu Developed the book when he had traveled
to the west of China where a guard asked him to write a book before left.
Chuang Tzu was renowned for his writing that had deep meaning yet had roots with
every day workers. Chuang Tzu further developed Taoism after the Lao Tzu, a
prominent addition being self transformation…