lóng dragon; imperial


Alternative traditional form of character:

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 龙
Stroke order for character 龙, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Provinces

黑龙江 Heilongjiang

Proverbs

藏龙卧虎 cáng lóng wò hǔ There are people lurking with great power and strength
龙飞凤舞 lóng fēi fèng wǔ Flamboyant. Lively and vigorous
龙争虎斗 lóng zhēng hǔ dòu Struggle between two equal leaders
强龙难压地头蛇 qiáng lóng nán yā dì tóu shé Knowledge of local area and people gives them a distinct advantage even against a strong enemy
一龙生九种,种种不同 yī lóng shēng jiǔ zhǒng, zhǒng zhǒng bù tóng Brothers and sisters may not resemble each other

Also

龙抬头 lóngtáitóu Blue Dragon Festival
lóng dragon
The governance of modern China

The governance of modern China

Modern History

Governing 1,400 million people is no mean feat. China's structure of government is a power pyramid with the President at its head. In theory the people elect representatives who decide policy, in practise the ruling elite are rarely challenged by the democratic process. However the strong military involvement in government has been on the wane for over 25 years.

Colors

The symbolism of Chinese colors has been strong for thousands of years. Each dynasty had its own associated color and some colors were reserved for Imperial use -only Imperial roofs could use golden yellow tiles. Colors are heavily used in opera make-up to identify the main character traits.
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