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The Year of the Dragon stamp issued by China Post on Jan 5 has ignited a heated online debate, as many netizens criticize the dragon as looking too ferocious. The dragon stamp, the third set of its kind issued by China Post since 1949, used a design close to China's first stamp in 1878, during the Qing Dynasty, when emperors still reigned.
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Yes. It looks too fierce and intimidating, which goes against the dragon's traditional cultural image as a deliverer of good fortune.

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No. It looks alive, powerful and vigorous. And you can't modernize the creature like a cartoon.

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      The dragon in that stamp looks like the corrupted party and government leaders, such as Qin Hui of NanSong Dynasty.

      The drag interpreted as corrupted leaders is horrifying the good leaders and ordinary Chinese.
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      Or:

      The dragon in that stamp looks like the good party and government leaders and ordinary Chinese, such as Yue Fei of NanSong Dynasty.

      The drag interpreted as good leaders and ordinary Chinese is fighting against those corrupted leaders.


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      468259058 Post time: 2012-1-9 09:08
      The dragon in that stamp looks like the corrupted party and government leaders, such as Qin Hui of N ...

      I don't know how Chinese in the USA managed to get the idea of dragons in the mind of European USAnians same or similar to the idea of dragons in China.
      In European Fantasy, Dragons were malicious, evil, threatening Creatures.
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      LCSULLA Post time: 2012-1-11 06:55
      I don't know how Chinese in the USA managed to get the idea of dragons in the mind of European USA ...

      hahahaa.a...
      1. European USAnians are open minded.

      2. culture communication are taking place.
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      LCSULLA Post time: 2012-1-11 06:55
      I don't know how Chinese in the USA managed to get the idea of dragons in the mind of European USA ...

      You are mistaken with the Dragon symbolism in the West.

      Dragon in Europe is a symbol of enormous power, natural
      spontaneous (and sexual) strength that sometimes go
      beyond the organised urban society. You cannot tame Him,
      but he can be very formidable protector. That's why the Dragons
      are quite universal symbol in the European ancient culture, and
      often used in heraldry of aristocrats, tribes or nations.

      Of course all that dragons represent to us has nothing to do with China.

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      Post time 2012-1-11 09:31:04 |Display all floors
      I love dragons, especially "Puff" he was a good dragon.
      As for the stamp, to me it looks good, a little angry maybe, but then again, something can look fierce and still be benign.
      And a yawning tiger can look fierce too.
      So lets not get too carried away with whether or not is this or that.
      I'm a little bit wrong and your a little bit right.
      Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

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