Jan 08, 2015

China, a country rich with historical and figures has various symbolic contributions to the world. And what are the ones that can be mostly symbolize China, helping you know much more about China and its culture. Here, we list the top 7 Chinese symbols of China, including Kung Fu, their cuisine, medicines and so on.

1. Chinese Kung Fu

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Chinese Kung Fu is a traditional sport item originated in ancient China. It is a perfect combination of exercise, practical self-defense and self-discipline. Bruce Lee introduced Chinese Kung Fu to the world with his Kung Fu Movies. Since the publishing of his films about martial arts, Chinese Kung Fu becomes world-known and is favored by people domestic and abroad.

2. Chinese Language

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The Chinese Language is the oldest, continuously written language in the world. With the development of economic, Chinese language learning has becoming more and more popular in the world, now there are some people eager to learn more about Chinese language and culture.

3. The Art of War

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The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise by Sun Tzu. The book is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is considered to provide the most profound lessons for leadership, and victory in East or the West. Today its principles are applied to business all over the world.

4. The Chinese Cuisine / Chinese Food

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With the history of more than 5000 years, Chinese Cuisine is an important aspect of Chinese culture. The Chinese Cuisine is known for its colorful designs, tender and mixtures of different tastes and the strong aroma. Currently, Chinese food is easily found in every corner of the world, and it has become an impressive and influential symbol of Chinese culture.

5. Chairman Mao

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Mao Zedong, best known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and leader of the Chinese Revolution. He was the founding father of the People’s Republic of China and ruled the country from 1949 until 1976.  Some western scholars have an in-depth study on Mao’s contribution, appreciating Mao highly even more than Chinese scholars. Mao Zedong has affected billions of people in the world.

6. Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on a set of interventions designed to restore balance to human beings. In comparison with Western medicine, the Chinese method takes a far different approach. With a history of 5,000 years, it has formed a deep and immense knowledge of medical science, theory, diagnostic methods, prescriptions and cures.

7. Peking Opera / Beijing Opera

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Peking Opera is not just an art; it’s a symbol of traditional Chinese culture. Peking Opera is one of China’s national treasures dating back 200 years. Taking an interactive approach, experts introduced movements, singing, dialogue, and mime as well as the roles, facial make-up and costumes.

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