The dragon and Lion Dance / China cultural knowledge

Date of publication:2010-5   Press: Jilin publishing Refco Group Ltd   Author:Jin Kaicheng   Pages:120   Words:30000  
Preface

Chinese is the birthplace of the dragon lion movement. The dragon dance, lion dance since its inception, has been deeply loved the people of all ethnic groups, the ancient legend, its peak popularity, and thus formed the extremely splendid dragon and lion culture. In the folk, the Dragon represents auspicious, auspicious symbol. In all animal God, long the most loved by the people, the most vitality. In Chinese ancient mythology and legend, the ancestor of the Chinese nation Nv Wa and Fu Xi "the snake" is the original image of dragon, Chinese first Zu Xia's leader after the birth of Yu and Huanglong related, therefore the ancient totem era, long has been the Chinese ancestors as the ancestor god worship. The image of the dragon, in fact is a combination of the art of fantasy and myth imagination, it focuses on the characteristics of many animal: antlers, Ngau Tau, the python, scales, talons, a bearded, submandibular beads. It can measure fine, can the PSI Ming, can again as the rain, the volt. Although there are long not the reality of animal, but it is the Chinese nation's cultural creation and cultural symbol, is the crystallization of the wisdom of the ancients. The dragon in the China culture is endowed with supernatural powers, can fly in the air, and can roam in the sea. Because of the dragon is the symbol of courage, dignity, so is the Queen's imperial. The Emperor himself as the sons of the heaven, in order to get the people believe in, so long in the Chinese nation is a symbol of honor, power. "Dragon" has become synonymous with the Chinese, "descendants of the dragon" has become all the common, proud of all the children of the Yellow Emperor synonymous with pride. The dragon was regarded as "the Exorcist blessing" to exorcise the evil "auspicious symbol of God," the good "'peaceful and a bumper grain harvest"". Related with the dragon pattern has beautiful auspicious meaning, such as the new stone age dragon bottle of Hongshan culture, Yangshao culture painted pottery in the ERON, the ERON, pictograph dragon, dragon pattern on the bronze wares, the Warring States period, ERON stone, brick of Han Dynasty, dragon, dragon picture West Hempel painting Teng dragon, the mural dragon the Tang Dynasty, Song Dynasty stone dragon, dragon pattern with handle mirror, Dunhuang caisson Center Dragon pattern, the Jin Dynasty bronze mirror eight sunflower shaped dragon, the Dragon porcelain in the Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty Stone Carving Dragon, blue dragon grain dragon line, Wanli emperor of Zhijin and its group dragon, porcelain bowl bottom, the Qing Dynasty architecture color cloud dragon grain architectural painting, embroidery, two dragon pattern, architectural painting dragon and Phoenix, dragon pattern in modern architectural painting, folk dyeing Shuanglongxizhu thread contains infinite auspicious meaning. The dragon, is a Chinese ancient totem, a symbol of the Chinese nation and culture origin of beginning, is the crystallization of our five thousand years of history of civilization, is the symbol of the Chinese national spirit and the spirit of the Chinese nation. The Chinese nation in the long historical process, the dragon culture become a symbol of national traditional culture, has become the symbol of the Chinese nation unity and cohesion of the Chinese nation, is striving to develop, unremitting self-improvement spiritual symbol, image and other art dragon is the outstanding cultural heritage of the Chinese people of all ethnic groups created. For thousands of years, the dragon in the Chinese people's idea has a prayer or a spiritual sustenance has become the symbol of Chinese nation's thriving and prosperous, Good luck and happiness to you. The dragon dance in our country folk to culture ancient and wind of the nation strong, arouse the Dragon national consciousness. Therefore, Chinese has a special affection for the dragon. Dragon dance is a traditional folk activities related with the dragon of China's folk spontaneous, found mainly in major celebrations, festivals, on behalf of Good luck and happiness to you!, peace and happiness. P2-5
Summary

Culture is a social phenomenon? Is a product of human material civilization and spiritual civilization organic fusion; it is also a historical phenomenon, is the history of society. In today's world, with the accelerated process of economic globalization, people pay more and more attention to the national culture. We should strengthen the inheritance and innovation of the national culture, to carry forward the national spirit, strengthen national cohesion. Historical experience tells us, any a nation wants to stand in the world national forest, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-reliance and must have the national consciousness. Culture is the maintenance of a strong driving force of national survival and development. The existence of a national culture of dependency, the disintegration of the vanishing culture is a nation. With China's overall national strength growing stronger, the majority of the people of remodeling national self-esteem and pride increasingly urgent desire. As a member of the national family, has a long history, broad and profound culture of the Chinese inherited and spread to the broad masses of the people, especially the younger generation, is our bounden duty of the publisher. "China Culture Knowledge Reader" is published by the Jilin Refco Group Ltd and Jilin Literature Press organization of domestic famous experts and scholars to prepare a set of aims to spread the excellent traditional culture of five thousand years of Chinese culture, improve the knowledge people. The book also in-depth excavation and arrangement of Chinese excellent traditional culture results, combining with the development of society, the spirit of the times into. Beautiful and vivid characters in the book, concise and popular language, pictures, the culture of Chinese culture, system culture, behavior culture, spiritual and cultural points of knowledge to show the reader. The little bit of knowledge as collections of stars, the glorious and resplendent culture of Chinese sky. Hope that this book will to carry forward the fine traditional culture of five thousand years of Chinese, enhance the unity of all ethnic groups, to build a socialist harmonious society to contribute, and that we Chinese people will come to realize the great renaissance!
Catalogue of books

A survey of
two dragon and Lion Dance Dragon and lion dance history
three dragon legend
four different dragon and traditional
five lion dance legend
six different traditional @##@ lion The dragon, the ancient legend of a scale has to be able to make clouds and rain, miraculous animal, is the symbol of auspicious. The lion, is a vigorous, powerful, brave animal, the ancients called "the king of beasts", as a serene, guardian, evil spirits, auspicious deity, symbolic as courage and strength. In the long course of history, the Chinese people in the dragon, the lion is Chong, formed the dragon and lion dances, folk custom of dragon and lion dance culture.
every year Shengping, celebrations, festivals, people often use the dragon and lion dance to celebrate, jubilation. "The dragon and Lion Dance" by Li Qian.
Chapter excerpt

"China Culture Knowledge Reader" is published by the Jilin Refco Group Ltd and Jilin Literature Press GroupFabric of domestic well-known experts and scholars to prepare a set of aims to spread the excellent traditional culture of five thousand years of Chinese culture, improve the knowledge people. The book also in-depth excavation and arrangement of Chinese excellent traditional culture results, combining with the development of society, the spirit of the times into. Beautiful and vivid characters in the book, concise and popular language, pictures, the culture of Chinese culture, system culture, behavior culture, spiritual and cultural points of knowledge to show the reader. The little bit of knowledge as collections of stars, the glorious and resplendent culture of Chinese sky. Li Qian compiled the "Lion Dance", introduced the general situation of the dragon and lion dance and the lion dance, dragon dance, the history of folklore, different dragon tradition, history and culture.
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