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    Ju refers to all kinds of chrysanthemum that are native to China. As one of the four “gentlemen flowers” in Chinese culture, ju symbolizes elegant self-es…
  • Birds
    The bird worship of ancient Chinese Dongyi people is deeply rooted in the worship of natural phenomena that recur periodically. 比翼鸟 bĭ yì niăo B…
  • Rocks, stones
    Shi, which means rock, stone and pebble in Chinese, symbolizes unyielding will and loyalty. Shi can also represent someone’s unadorned and authentic self becaus…
  • Fire
    Both the Cold Food (Hanshi) Festival and the Qingming Festival originate from ancient custom of renewing fire in spring. As the story of selflessness embodied by Jie …
  • Grasses, weeds
    Cao refers to all kinds of herbs, including grass and weeds. Green grasses and weeds are symbols of strong love and tenacious vitality. In certain cases, they also sy…
  • Swords
    More than simply ornaments, swords in Chinese culture are symbols of one’s aspiration to contribute to society and can represent the sorrow of being unable to d…
  • Willows
    The character for the willow tree is a homophone of the character liu, which means asking a person to stay when bidding farewell. Thus it symbolizes the sorrow of sep…
  • Angling
    Fishing provided a means for ancient Chinese scholars to pursue harmony between humanity and nature. It also provided a theme for them to communicate their feelings i…
  • Pine trees
    One of the three companions in winter, together with bamboo and plum trees, pine trees in Chinese culture are symbols of people who maintain moral integrity and princ…