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The Chinese Zodiac

The twelve animal signs of the Chinese calendar by Elizabeth Olson Related Links Chinese New Year Quiz New! Chinese New YearChina | Map The Chinese CalendarC…

Brewer's: Symbolism of Colours

whether displayed in dresses, the background of pictures, or otherwise: Black typifies grief, death. Blue, hope, love of divine works; (in dresses) divine contemplation, …

courtly love

(Encyclopedia) courtly love, philosophy of love and code of lovemaking that flourished in France and England during the Middle Ages. Although its origins are obscure, it probably derived from the works of Ovi...

Chinese music

(Encyclopedia) Chinese music, the classical music forms of China. Origins and Characteristics Chinese music can be traced back as far as the third millennium BC Manuscripts and instruments ...

symbol

(Encyclopedia) symbol, sign representing something that has an independent existence. The most important use of symbols is in language . To say so, however, does not solve the perennial philosophical qu...

Chinese Dynasties

(Encyclopedia)Chinese DynastiesDynastyCharacteristics and HistoryHsia c.1994–c.1523 B.C.Semilegendary Emperor Yu built irrigation channels, reclaimed land. Bronze weapons, chariots, domestic animals used. Wheat,...

Chinese literature

(Encyclopedia) Chinese literature, the literature of ancient and modern China. Early Writing and Literature It is not known when the current system of writing Chinese first developed. The o...

faith

(Encyclopedia) faith: see creed .

What's the Symbolism of the Irish Flag?

  by Borgna Brunner Rarely has a flag possessed such lasting relevance as that of the "Tricolour," the national flag of the Republic of Ireland. Its three equal stripes illustrate t…

Brewer's: Trusts

The combinations called rings or corners in the commercial world. The chief merchants of an article (say sugar, salt, or flour) combine to fix the selling price of a given a…