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Masters of water
In China the climate has forever given both floods and droughts. With water so important for agriculture many legends grew up about how to bring rain at the appropriate time and in the right quantity. It was the dragons, masters of air and water that brought the clouds and rain. The Dragon boat festival commemorates the age-old gatherings to seek to please the dragons so they would bring the rains at mid-summer to swell the grain. Dragons in China are not fire breathing monsters, they are powerful and fickle but usually will help people if given sufficient respect. Read More
Such an ancient language as Chinese has inevitably gathered very many characters and words that have histories going back hundred of years - far longer than any other currently spoken language. However the structure of Chinese language is quite easy to pick up and continues to be a source of fascination. Read More
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