Monday, November 10, 2014

The Difference Between Chinese 龙 "Long" and Western "Dragon" (Video)



The Chinese 龙 (long) is in many ways different from the Western concept of "dragon." If they two civilizations meet, they clash: the majestic, divine, and inherently good 'long' (it is a composition of creatures such as horse, snake, eagle, tiger, and so on) in the imaginations of Westerners turns into a fierce, pear-bodied, flame-throwing beast that needs to be slain.