Chinese Bamboo Culture
Course Syllabus 课程章节5
Bamboo is known as the "the friend of China". China is the earliest country in the world to cultivate and use bamboo. Bamboo plays a very important role in the long history of Chinese culture. The Chinese are exceedingly fond of figures and illustrations from the bamboo and the character zhú, by which the tree is represented, enters into the composition of many characters. The role and influence of bamboo in human material application and spiritual emblem is thus called bamboo culture. In this class, we will present and illustrate the Chinese bamboo culture from its evolving path and the extensive usage of bamboo in daily life, and its cultural significance.