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    To illuminate themselves at night, ancient Chinese mostly used deng, meaning lamps or lanterns, or zhu, meaning candles. Red deng and zhu symbolize happiness. For tho…
  • Dogs
    Dogs are called gou and large ones were also called quan (犬) in the past. These two words are used interchangeably today. The word “犬” has become a comp…
  • Wood
    Mu (trees or wood) in Chinese language refers to all kinds of trees. Sharing the same component “木,” scores of Chinese characters mean either various kin…
  • Jade
    Yu (jade) is seen in Chinese culture as the embodiment of virtue. Sharing the same component “王”, a variation of “玉”, scores of Chinese char…
  • Guan School
    Guan means “pass” in Chinese. The concept Guanzhong, literally “among the passes,” refers to the area of central Shaanxi Province, including c…
  • Dragons
    Long (dragons) in Chinese culture are the embodiment of many virtues, including perseverance, strength, justice, inclusiveness, enterprise and independence. Proudly c…
  • Bamboo
    Zhu (bamboo), a member of the “four gentlemen flowers,” represents many good virtues that a gentleman pursues in Chinese culture, including perseverance, …
  • Bridge
    The Chinese character “qiao” means “bridges.” Using materials including bamboo, vine, wood and stones, ancient Chinese developed various forms…
  • Zhong
    掩耳偷钟 yan er tou zhong Yan means “to cover” while er means “ears.” Tou, to steal; zhong means “bell.” This proverb, ta…