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The Harmonious Beauty of Jade in Time of Harmony: The Beijing Olympics and Chinese Jade Culture

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Author: Gu Fang; Gu Yu;
Language: Chinese-English
Format: Papercover
Page: 214
Publication Date: 08/2008
ISBN: 9787228115907
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Jade is the most beautiful stone in China. That is why the Chinese has always considered jade as the symbol of beauty, goodness, nobility and richness down the ages. Chinese culture has an unceasing history of thousands of years. During this long period, the word "jade", carrying the wishes, blessings and praises from our ancestors, has all along existed in a highly deep and rich cultural deposit. As far as idiom is concerned, there are more than one thousand idioms containing the word "jade".
Chinese jade has walked steadily all the way from its thousands-year-long historical past, and today it makes affinity with the centennial Olympics. Inlaid in the Beijing Olympic medals, Chinese jade will show up in every comer of the globe along with the athletes, which helps to spread the age-old Chinese culture to the whole world. Thereupon, blessing and praise, the inherent meanings of Chinese jade, will be conveyed to the world via the medals in various colors.
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