Chinese Culture by Nate "The Best" Cantor
I thought this was very important to Chinese culture because it is a Chinese theater mask. The Chinese hold theater in very high regard, and a lot of national passion is portrayed through it.
I thought this was important because calligraphy is an art form that China is famous for. Chinese calligraphy is regarded as the best in the world. Lots of love is poured into it.
This shows that China has starkly different depictions of Buddha than India or Pakistan. Buddha here is portrayed as a bit healthier, and almost always in a seated lotus position.
Tea is a national treasure in China. Tea is believed to have sacred healing properties. Chinese people store tea in these sorts of pots, so I felt it was fitting to have one on here!
The (in)famous former dictator of China, Mao Zedong, deserves his own spot here. Zedong was a polarizing figure way back when. Some Chinese people still revere him, but others despise him.
Horses are a member of the Zodiac Calendar in China. The Twelve Zodiacs are national symbols of China, and I felt it fitting to include at least one of them here. Check out that calligraphy!
This is a common depiction of Chinese Dragons. Fangs are bared, colorful patterns are located all around, and, of course, a beard. In China dragons are seen as good luck, and are bountiful.
This is a picture of Confucius, a Chinese scholar. Many of his lessons are still used today, and his wisdom is celebrated in many places aside from China. He was a genius and a visionary.
This isn't Chinese-it's actually Japanese-but the idea is still here. Chinese people hold rice in high regard. Rice is actually the most abundant grain in China. I felt it was appropriate to add this.
This is an image of a Chinese temple. Chinese temples are admired around the world for their beautiful architecture and aesthetic. I think that they look super amazing. I want to see one in real life.
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Spencer Museum of Art
Long Museum West Bund
Australian National Maritime Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Freer and Sackler Galleries
LIFE Photo Collection
China Modern Contemporary Art Document
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