Chinese Symbols

What Is Joss Stick In Chinese?-Incense Sticks

Burning a joss stick is a traditional part of worship in several Asian countries and is common among those who practice Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese folk religion, and Chinese Buddhism. The upper portion of the stick is coated in a paste made from joss wood dust, which comes from materials...

What is Bianzhong musical instrument?-Chinese Chime Bells

China has been a musical country since ancient times. It was the first country to make and use musical chimes. One such instrument is the Bianzhong which contained bronze bells that produced a sweet melody. These chime instruments were found over 3000 years ago. What is the bianzhong used for?...

What Is A Ruyi Scepter?

Chinese culture is full of symbols and items with various meanings. One such item is the Ruyi scepter. In Buddhism, the scepter is ceremonial while it is a talisman in Chinese folklore. The head is made to look like a fist or mushroom while the handle takes an s-shape....

What Does Bamboo Symbolize in Chinese Culture?

Bamboos are evergreen perennials in most cultures and are used without any attached meaning, but in Chinese culture, these plants are much more. A bamboo plant is a symbol of beauty and virtue. This is a plant that represents some of the most traditional Chinese values. The bamboo and...

What Does Gourd Mean In Chinese?

The gourd is a common and insignificant item in Western cultures but holds a deeper meaning in Chinese. Gourds are called Hulu in Chinese culture. They were dried and used as storage containers and decorative vases. It is a multifaceted Chinese symbol. What is a Chinese Gourd? The gourd...

Who Are Bing Dwen Dwen And Shuey Rhon Rhon?

You probably love the Olympics as much as I do, though we love it for different reasons. I enjoy seeing the aspects of culture presented in the host country’s opening and closing ceremonies, and that was showcased in the recent Winter Olympics through the cute mascots, Shuen Rhon Rhon...

Pailou – Paifang Meaning And Symbolism

From unique ancient buildings that were erected during ancient times  to modern skyscrapers that are currently an attraction in modern China, Chinese architecture is seen to have mythological, cosmological, and symbolic elements. One of the most intriguing architectural monuments, is the Pailou, which we will discuss extensively in this...

What Are Chinese New Year Couplets? -Fai Chun/Chun lian

This article takes you through everything you need to know about Fai Chun. What Is Fai Chun? Fai Chun s the Cantonese or the Mandarin word for the traditional Chinese decoration that is a big part of the Chinese New Year. In most parts of the ancient Chain, Fai...

What Is Bagua In Feng Shui? (Pakua & 8 Trigrams Symbol)

Generally, Taoist cosmology was greatly shaped by the way in which the Chinese traditionally understood the universe and its str ucture. Taoists are convinced that when the world began, there was only the Dao/Tao, which was a featureless and empty void that had the potential of all things. One...

What Does Pixiu Meaning In Feng Shu?-Fierce Beast

Pixiu also referred to as the Pi Yao, Tianlu, or the Bixie, is a highly regarded mythical creature from ancient Chinese culture. It is considered a lucky symbol and also a symbol that would bring you wealth, protection, and good fortune. It is, therefore, often used as a decorative...