Chinese Symbols

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China is one of the world's oldest and most long-lived cultures, with human settlement dating back to the Neolithic Era. Covering a vast region of eastern Asia, its many customs and traditions can vary greatly between provinces, cities, and even individual towns.

Many important components of Chinese culture can be traced back thousands of years, and are still visible today. These cultural phenomena include language and literature, music, visual arts, martial arts, cuisine, and much more.

Symbols in this category:

Mángguǒ

Chinese characters representing "Mángguǒ", which translates as 'Mango'.

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Chinese character representing "Mò", which translates as 'Ink'.

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Mòlì

Chinese characters representing "Mòlì", which translates as 'Jasmine'.

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The character 木 (mù ) means "tree" in Chinese and looks actually like a tree.

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Mǔdān

Chinese characters representing "Mǔdān", which translates as 'Peony'.

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Niú

Chinese character representing "Niú", which can be variously translated as 'Ox', 'Cow' or 'Bull'.

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Orange (fruit)

This brightly colored citrus fruit was first cultivated in eastern Asia, and has since spread to many other parts of the world. While the fruit itself and its peel are used in a variety of culinary traditions, oranges are also imbued with several different symbolic meanings.

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Peach

Peaches hold an exalted status in Chinese culture, where they are strongly associated with the heavens and with eternal life.

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Píng

Chinese character representing "Píng", which translates as 'Apple'.

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Plum

The plum is an important symbol in parts of eastern Asia, where both the fruit and its flower carry significant meaning.

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Pútáo

Chinese characters representing "Pútáo", which translates as 'Grapes' (can also indicate the singular 'Grape').

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Qiǎokèlì

Chinese characters representing "Qiǎokèlì", which translates as 'Chocolate'.

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Què (simplified)

Chinese character representing "Què", which translates as 'Finch'.

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Rì chū (simplified)

Chinese characters representing "Rì chū", which translates as 'Sunrise'.

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Rice (grain)

Throughout East and South Asia, rice cultivation stretches back many thousands of years, and it remains an immensely important foodstuff in both regions today. Over its very long history, this simple grain has acquired a vast number of symbolic meanings. While these connotations vary in specifics from region to region, they also display certain common themes.

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