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:

bagua (feng shui)

a Chinese religious motif incorporating the eight trigrams of the I Ching, typically arranged octagonally around a symbol denoting the balance of yin and yang, or around a mirror.

bagua regarded in feng shui as a pattern determining the significance and auspicious qualities of spatial relationships.

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Bǎihé

Chinese characters representing "Bǎihé", which translates as 'Lily'.

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Bǎikē quánshū (simplified)

Chinese characters representing "Bǎikē quánshū", which translates as 'Encyclopedia'.

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Bamboo

One of the most ubiquitous symbols of eastern Asia, bamboo is a plant with many meanings and, in modern-day industry and manufacturing, a plant with many practical uses.

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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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Biānniánshǐ

Chinese characters representing "Biānniánshǐ", which translates as 'Chronicle' or 'Annals'.

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Boar

When it comes to symbolic meaning, the boar can be distinctly different from the “pig”, so this article will only address the former. While there are some general connotations to the boar that are fairly easy to understand, there are also innumerable cultural associations that follow in the tracks of this animal, wherever it happens to reside.

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Cháhuā (simplified)

Chinese characters representing "Cháhuā", which translates as 'Camellia'.

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Chinese dragon

Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and folklore.

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Chinese Dragon Symbol

An ancient seal script form of the character for "dragon" that is now written 龍 or 龙 and pronounced lóng in Mandarin Chinese.

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Chrysanthemum

In parts of eastern Asia, the chrysanthemum is extremely important as a cultural symbol. Although the lotus flower has symbolic meaning across a larger swath of the continent, in China and Japan it runs into some stiff competition from this golden-hued beauty.

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Dàishǔ

Chinese characters representing "Dàishǔ", which translates as 'Kangaroo'.

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Dǎo (simplified)

Chinese character representing "Dǎo", which translates as 'Island'.

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Dìzhèn

Chinese characters representing "Dìzhèn", which translates as 'Earthquake'.

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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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