Chinese character for «snake»

Chinese character for «snake»

Chinese character for «snake” Chinese character for «snake” The Chinese character to represent the snake has undergone over the centuries a curious evolution that, although seen from the cultural perspective of the XXI century may seem strange, it will not be so much...
The Kudzu vine, a necessary plant

The Kudzu vine, a necessary plant

The Kudzu vine, a necessary plant. In the last edition of my book on Chinese characters I explained the character 葛 as follows: gé – kudzu vine. A plant 艹 asked 曷 for its beneficial properties and for its use in making clothes. And in turn曷 is explained: hé...
The Character and Function of Music in Chinese Culture

The Character and Function of Music in Chinese Culture

The Character and Function of Music in Chinese Culture The Character and Function of Music in Chinese Culture In 1946 Bliss Wiant finished his Doctoral dissertation . The subject was “The character and function of Music in Chinese culture.” Some of his reflections are...

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