China’s Dragon Culture
We human beings are able to produce culture because of our unique ability to symbolize. A community is defined by its culture–one could argue that culture is it’s defining attribute. To an outsider, someone who does not belong to the community, its cultural symbols, practices and customs may be completely unfamiliar and incomprehensible. As a symbol, the Chinese dragon is particularly unique, in that it is one of China’s oldest and most influential icons.