Chinese Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Chinese Symbols category.

Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest cultures. The area in which the culture is dominant covers a large geographical region in eastern Asia with customs and traditions varying greatly between provinces, cities, and even towns. Important components of Chinese culture include literature, music, visual arts, martial arts, cuisine, etc.

Symbols in this category:

Beckoning Cat

The famous image of the Maneki Neko or “beckoning cat” is an easily recognizable symbol of Chinese and Japanese culture.

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Chinese dragon

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore.

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Double Happiness

The form of this symbol can vary slightly from case to case, but wherever it is seen, the meaning is always the same.

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Fu

An ancient symbol of good luck, the character fu is a popular motif throughout China.

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Peach

In Chinese culture, peaches hold an exalted status, since they are strongly associated with the heavens and with eternal life.

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Shou

This symbol, whose name can also be spelled as "chou", is representative of longevity (long life), an overriding theme in traditional Chinese culture.

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Tiger

In parts of Asia, the tiger supplants the lion as the so-called “King of Beasts”. Its ferocity and majestic appearance have given it important symbolic meaning in cultures throughout the continent.

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Xiantianism Symbol

The Xiantiandao or Way of Former Heaven (Pinyin Xiāntiān Dào, 先天道) encompasses a group of religions of Chinese origin which trace their lineage back to the White Lotus movement in past centuries.

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