According to the Chinese culture, the drugs are considered to be legends, which helped the society during the hard times, for example times of war against enemies. According to the Chinese mythology, dragons were creatures with four legs, whose bodies were covered with scales. According to the beliefs of the Chinese people, dragons had power over nature, and as a result controlled natural phenomena such rainfall, floods and even the occurrence of hurricanes. The dragons were also considered to symbolize luck besides symbolizing power and strength. As a result of these beliefs, the Chinese emperors used to use the dragons to symbolize their power over their subjects and also strength over their enemies (Lee, 2002).
The dragons are considered to be important creatures even among the present Chinese society. For example, the heroes of the society are considered to be dragons. Whenever a sports team represents China in sporting events involving many nations for example the Olympic Games and becomes successful, they are considered to be ...
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Throughout the old world, people had feared creatures with the body of a large lizard, snake-like eyes, large wings, and that can emit fire from their mouth. They was thought to be the embodiment of evil, greed, lust, violence, and the dark side of humanity. These mythical creatures are called dragons, but the dragon have a different reputation in the Eastern world. In China it was highly respected in the kingdom, a fairly common motif in eastern art for its heavenly related background. Unlike western mythology the dragon in Chinese legends is not considered as an evil creature, they do not bring death nor despair.... [tags: buddhist and chinese, emperor]
1738 words (5 pages)
- Marina Warner's The Dragon Empress At the age of sixteen, the beautiful and elegant T’zu-hsi entered the Forbidden City in Peking. The daunting walls, enormous buildings and massive pillars loomed around her as she walked deeper and deeper into its confines. She entered the palace as a timid young girl, but it was from within these walls that she would keep her claws around all of China. Marina Warner describes the life of this ruthless enchantress in The Dragon Empress, an essential read for understanding Chinese culture during the 18th and early 19th centuries.... [tags: Marina Warner The Dragon Empress]
787 words (2.2 pages)
- Chinese Cultural perspective and meaning of Chinese keyword “仁(ren)” Keyword, literately meaning they are the representative of the entire body of the certain knowledge to which they are related. Similarly, cultural keywords in a language are words which are significant in that language, and reflect the culture of the given language. (Wierzbicka 1997) This paper will focus on one of the Chinese keywords: “仁(ren)”, and argue the meaning and Chinese cultural perspective on “仁(ren)”. This is analysed in comparing the explanations and translations in related literature.... [tags: China, Han Chinese, Chinese language]
1711 words (4.9 pages)
- Chinese Lion Dancing I was born in Hong Kong and I am also interested in my culture. This essay is a great chance for me to understand more of my culture. The person that I interviewed for my culture was my grandfather. His explanation is very entertaining because he did not lecture on Chinese culture like a boring professor. He told stories about it and made it very easy to understand the Chinese culture. The person that I interviewed for the Chinese lion dancing is my neighbor’s friend named Nathan Xu.... [tags: Chinese New Year, Chinese calendar]
1426 words (4.1 pages)
- The Chinese Dragon Kings The Chinese Dragon Kings are also known as Long-wang. They are the mythical creatures of Taoism who are in charge of two very different elements. Long-wang is ruled by Yuanshi Tian-Zong, the Celestial Venerable of the Primordial Beginning, or they are ruled by Yu Huang, also known as the Jade Emperor. The dragons report to them once a year (Hatshepsut). Chinese mythology and culture is full of unique dragons. There are many different kinds of dragons in Chinese mythology.... [tags: Long Wang, Mythical Creatures, Taoism]
917 words (2.6 pages)
- Empress Dowager Tzu His Exposed in Sterling Seagrave's Dragon Lady China’s great ancient empire has been the source of stories, fables, and fascination throughout the world for generations. The Asian culture has a long history of powerful leaders and ruthless battles making it one of the longest standing powers that the world has ever known. Yet, what took centuries to create was destroyed during the reign of a single ruler, plunging the country into chaos and confusion. The one who often is believed to have generated this collapse is the Empress Dowager Tzu His, the last Empress of China.... [tags: Sterling Seagrave Dragon Lady]
592 words (1.7 pages)
- Macau, A city with a mixture of Portuguese and Chinese culture also known as the first and last European colony in Asia. It is located on the south-east coast of China. Macau is a largest unique destination with a stunning nature in the world. It is a place to find the traditional Chinese culture while enjoying the exotic overwhelming Portuguese buildings. Macau, the name itself describes it as a city of temples which was the shrine dedicated to Mazu, a sacred goddess. Mostly visitors conclude that it is a location that suits tourists as it is a beautiful city.... [tags: tourists, Chinese, gambling]
772 words (2.2 pages)
- In today’s modern world many individuals have adapted to the American culture, leaving their traditions and cultural beliefs aside. However, there are many traditions that in spite of the distance they are being celebrated here in the United States. For instance, Chinese New Year—a popular tradition celebrated in San Francisco, California, being the biggest celebration outside of China. From Shanghai to San Francisco this tradition is mainly about the food. Specific food eaten during this time has a meaning and significance for the years ahead.... [tags: Chinese New Year, Chinese calendar, China]
1611 words (4.6 pages)
- Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditional holidays in China. Chinese New Year is also known as the Lunar New Year and it is the longest celebration in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is very different from other New Year because it is a more traditional celebration. Chinese New Year day falls on a different day each year, unlike the regular New Year. Chinese New Year helps bring family together. It is the day where everyone stop working and everyone travel back home where all the family members come together for an annual reunion and dinner.... [tags: Chinese New Year, Chinese calendar, China]
1420 words (4.1 pages)
- The man who has my admiration and utmost respect is Bruce Lee. In the short 32 years of his life, Bruce Lee, created a legacy that is still prevalent today. He is thought by many as the “Greatest Martial Artist of the 20th Century”. His philosophies and insightful teachings have influenced many people, including myself. His perseverance and determination are beyond that of modern-day people and those are to qualities that deserve my admiration. Bruce Lee was born, November 27th 1940, in San Francisco, in the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac.... [tags: Biography, martial arts, biographical essay]
676 words (1.9 pages)
- Is the Economic Development of Developing Counties More Important Than Protecting the Environment?
- Analysis of Meaning of Life by Richard Taylor
- Presentation of Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare´s Macbeth
- How to Be Independent in a Relationship?
- The Effects of Lack of Sleep in High School Students
- Theological mEanings and Imagery in Man of Steel