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Symbols of China in foreigners' eyes   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-1-16 14:51:07 |Display all floors
Symbols of modern China to me are skyscrapers, a modern military, and high-speed trains combined. -_^
Put out your right arm, hold back your left arm... <(=^.^=);

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Post time 2012-1-16 15:44:56 |Display all floors

Beautiful pictures



but i think for many foreigners the most significant chinese symbols are the Great Wall, the fireworks, the dragon and  the tea. Other symbols could be confused for foreigners like qipao or chinese handwriting for the similarity with some koreans or japanese symbols.

I remember a friend of mine bought to his wife a japanese umbrella and she thought it was from China.

Tibmbau made good remarks in the post # 36. In foreign world most people know part (or a lot) of China history or some past sad events, the difference is we don't use it as a tool to attack this great country.
Denial, according the psychoanalysts, is one of the most primary mechanisms of defense. It consists in the attitude of denying or minimizing obvious facts of reality with which the individual can´t  cope or whose irresponsibility is unable to meet.

And I agree.

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Post time 2012-1-16 22:36:56 |Display all floors
messi30 Post time: 2012-1-16 15:44
but i think for many foreigners the most significant chinese symbols are the Great Wall, the firew ...

Dragons also exist in the myths of european culture. I'm not so sure that so many foreigners do associate dragons with China.
"Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world." [Napoleon Bonaparte about China]

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Post time 2012-1-17 02:05:22 |Display all floors
Three Chinese symbols for me (between hundreds)
-green tea
-jade
-writing
This is the eternal China

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