Fierce Dragon on Stamp Stirs Debate

Dragon Stamp

 

“The new Year of the Dragon stamps issued by China Post “have sparked a heated debate on the Internet as some users say the dragon looks too fierce and sinister, which goes against the traditional auspicious meaning of dragons in China”. Designer Chen Shaohua, however, has defended the image claiming that “…dragons’ main responsibilities in ancient times were to ward off evil, avoid disaster and to bring good luck” and should, therefore, look fierce. “

(Story via Design China)

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