Terracotta Warriors: The Guardian of the Dragon

The Guardian of the Dragon is a General with the strength, courage and loyalty to his Dragon. His task is protection; until his dying breath he will defend against all enemies. In Chinese art, dragons are characteristically depicted as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs. In yin and yang, a dragon is yang which harmonizes with a yin fenghuang, the “Chinese phoenix.” […]

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Terracotta Warriors: The Utopian

I was delighted to meet the Terracotta Warrior that defended the entrance of Richmond Centre – The Utopian.  The magnificent artistry was the work of my friend, Wilfred Limvalencia, who you first met when I introduced The Golden Warrior. I will let Wilfred’s words speak for The Utopian: “Strength, courage, honour, loyalty and skills are […]

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Terracotta Warriors: Wu Chang

Nephrite Jade! They called the stone Yu in Chinese. Treasured by the inhabitants of China for more than six millennia, no other stone has claimed this venerated status. Jade has more than five hundred Chinese characters based on the root name, many of which were associated with value, beauty, power and riches. Confucius is thought […]

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Terracotta Warriors: The Union

The Union of the Earth and the Universe, by Darren Palmer symbolizes the eternal spirit of Qin Shi Huangdi and his mother Lady Zhao. The “Three Teachings” of Confucianism, Daoism, and Chinese Buddhism were China’s enormous contribution to the spiritual and moral history of humanity.   The bond that existed between Earth and Heaven guided the […]

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Terracotta Warriors: Twelve

Legend tells us that the genesis of the Chinese calendar can be traced back to Qin Shi Huangdi, the Dragon Emperor.  Even though the People’s Republic of China currently uses the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes, the traditional calendar marks the festival celebrations.  There are twelve animals associated with Chinese Zodiac, each one having special […]

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