Chinese Symbols

About Chinese Symbols

So, what is this blog about? – everything about Chinese culture, Chinese symbols and Chinese fashion. You can learn about all three from our posts.

China, along with their beyond delicious cuisine, Religious places and aesthetic beauty, is also known for the best fabric, Silk and fashion. Chinese clothing, along with being unique and gorgeous is also decent and extremely close to their actual and authentic, traditional nature. This makes the Chinese dress ancient with its own modern twists to suit the needs of the Post-modern era, it has adapted the new world and is shaped as well as changed by region and time, as well as recorded by the artifacts and arts of Chinese culture.  Chinese fashion has been modified in such a way, to meet the foreign influences and to remain close to culture while doing so, which basically makes the modern Chinese fashion, a proper fusion of tradition culture laid in a decorative manner which ends up attracting people in all walk of life, around the globe.

 

The beautiful Chinese script, often called Chinese symbols or Chinese characters, has become very popular globally and understandably so. Chinese symbols are traditional, exotic and most of all meaningful. A single character can hold extremely complex meaning that goes far beyond just a collection of English words strung together. Often, an exact translation into English can be elusive.The Chinese developed their script thousands of years ago – and in time, exported it to Japan by way of traveling monks. In Japan these characters are known as Kanji. The Japanese adapted their Kanji over the centuries until a major overhaul after the second world war, when the official number of Kanji was reduced to somewhere around 50,000. That’s still a huge number of characters and most people never learn anywhere near that many characters – and for most needs, it’s not really neccessary. Even today, to read a Japanese newspaper, you’ll need to know about 3,000 separate Kanji. True to the roots of the language, Traditional Chinese and Japanese Buddhist texts make use of some very unique and rarely used characters. Even those fluent in Chinese language will often have difficulty translating the texts. symbols 

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