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Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 11:24am

Sea dive risks stoking tensions

China's decision to send the Jiaolong manned submarine to explore a basin close to the Philippines may signal a new step in its approach to bolstering regional territorial claims, experts say.

But the survey mission risks stoking tensions with neighbours that hold competing sovereignty claims, they argue.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon wheels

Power and prestige are attributes of the dragon in Chinese folklore. So it's hardly surprising that, in this Year of the Dragon, producers of luxury cars have adopted the symbol to roll out special edition models for the China market.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flexible approach

Kung Hei Fat Choy! LuxeHomes wishes all our readers a prosperous Year of the Dragon. The dragon is a favourite creature in Chinese tradition, but it is really a human creation. It is made up of the head of the crocodile, the horn of the deer, the claws of the eagle, and the body of the snake.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

More spring in the step

A marriage between two people is a union that is hopefully filled with love and happiness. However, despite the best intentions, everyone knows some marriages eventually fail. So, many couples are getting hitched in the Year of the Dragon to boost their chances of blissful matrimony. Wedding specialists Lo Kan-fong and Sharon Au share some insight on why this is the best year to tie the knot.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

How China welcomes its little dragons

We can expect to see a lot of dragon babies this year. That is, a lot of couples having children in the Year of the Dragon.

The dragon is the only Chinese zodiac sign that is an imaginary animal. Why is that? Are dragons better than the other 11 creatures?

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A slimmer Moses Chan recounts orders to start the new year by regaining his 'heavenly' figure

Kowloon Tong's Festival Walk is the latest shopping mall marking the Year of the Dragon, and hoping that it will get off to a flying start. The mall's festive decorations this year are all about Chinese calligraphy.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Unease at dragon stamp just hot air

The controversy over China Post's stamp marking the Year of the Dragon shows the sensitivities that have arisen over China's rise. Even though the philatelic offering bears a classic depiction of the mythical creature, there is criticism among some that it is a message about the government's true intentions.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon stamp 'doesn't send wrong message'

The designer of the mainland's Year of the Dragon postage stamp has defended what some have described as a sinister-looking beast, saying it will help exorcise evil spirits and represents a confident China.

The latest Lunar New Year stamp, designed by Shenzhen-based Chen Shaohua, was released by China Post yesterday with a face value of 1.20 yuan (HK$1.47).

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Party animal

'This is the one day of the year when everyone wants to be Chinese,' grins Russell Jack, before leading his beloved imperial dragon, Sun Loong, into Bendigo's dappled sunlit streets for the annual Easter Festival parade.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Breathing fire

AShanghai academic has caused a storm by suggesting that one of the nation's cherished symbols, the dragon, is in need of a makeover. Wu Youfu, a professor of public relations at Shanghai International Studies University, released a paper, On Branding the Chinese National Image, in April.

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

New Year legends in story-telling fest

Once upon a time, the God of Heaven organised a campaign to decide which 12 animals should make up the Chinese zodiac. Both the Dragon and the Rooster were selected, but the Rooster ranked lower than the Dragon because he had lent his horns to the cunning Dragon. Ever since then, the Rooster crows loudly to the Dragon every sunrise to return his horns

6 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Racing the dragon

From east and west, young and old, competing or spectating, the Tuen Ng Festival dragon boat races on Tuesday will bring out a mass of humanity to enjoy a day of drumming, eating, drinking,

and celebration.

19 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

A CENTURY IN PHOTOGRAPHS

May 1935: To celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V, a troupe of 20 men took to the streets of Central to perform a spectacular dragon dance. The dragon dance has been part of Chinese culture for hundreds of years. The emperors of ancient China considered themselves as dragons and so the mystical creature became an emblem of imperial authority.

2 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

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