The Evolvement and Development of Chinese Dragon

Xiaoli ZHU


Chinese Dragon is an art product exclusively owned by China. It is called an art product for it is a supernatural artistic creation which does not exist in the natural world. The image of Chinese Dragon is a combination of the ideal, the aspiration, the wisdom and the strength of Chinese people, and the development of history, it has formed several representative features and became the symbol of Chinese nation. In the folk artworks, the image of Chinese Dragon is expressed richly and in great volume, and they are usually made with exquisite craftsmanship and outstanding style, which is breathtaking to the beholders. This paper, through analyzing the formation and evolvement process of Chinese Dragon, a traditional Chinese artistic figure, probes into the national spirit and glorious culture that Chinese Dragon has bestowed on Chinese nation. Such spirit and culture are a fairly splendid, time-honored and precious national cultural heritage which deserves our attention and research.


Chinese Dragon; Artistic figure; Evolvement; Development

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