Re: Would you explain this expression?
- The dragon represents the masculine Yang while the phoenix represents
the feminine Yin... two sides of the same coin. This duality of
society is reflected everywhere in traditional confucian society...
the male-female, the good-bad, the strong-weak, the left-right etc.
--- In ChineseCultureOnline@yahoogroups.com, Jane
> Rachel,love to hear from with what you can share with us. Your article on the
> You are quite welcome indeed. Feel free to ask anything. Also we'd
Chinese pinyin and tones is well done.
>refered as the dragon king or long2 wang2. In the myth, he has a
> i think the dragon king doesn't have another name, in Chinese he is
palace where the shrimps, crabs, other animals in the water serve as
soldiers or warriors and servants and etc.
>Dragon King's name was?
> Rachel Tatner <rattat@s...> wrote:
> Thank you so much! That was very helpful. Do you remember what the
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> From: Jane
> To: ChineseCultureOnline@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 10:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [ChineseCultureOnline] Re: Would you explain this
>was the myth of the dragon king who lived underwater and was the head
> Sorry, I forgot to answer you yesterday.
> The dragon is a highly regarded symbol in the Chinese culture. There
of all underwater lives. So if the parents want their son to become a
dragon when they grow up is they wish their son to be on top of the mass.
>birds. There is a very famous painting called hundred birds picture
> The phoenix is a feminie feature. It's considered the head of all
where the phoenix is the middle of all the birds in the forest and the
rest birds bowing or showing respect to the phoenix. So that's why the
parents would want their daughter to become a phoenix which means an
> Hope that helps!
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