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summer

| 2018-08-10
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

This character refers to summer, the warmest season of the year. It is said that the first dynasty of China is called Xia, because its founders believed that summer represented energy, vitality and life in full swing. The historical concept representing the Chinese nation and civilization is called Hua Xia, in which Hua is used in reference to the “beauty” of traditional Chinese clothing, while Xia signifies the “grandness” of the  ceremonial etiquette of China.