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The Chinese dragon has transformed from a mascot from ancient times to the present, representing the Chinese people's unrelenting and pioneering spirit of keeping pace with the times. The Dragon image has been deeply rooted in the mind of the Chinese people and has a substantial influence on various aspects of Chinese culture. Not only is the dragon popular in China, but it's also very popular among the Chinese people living overseas; it has become the symbol of China and of Chinese culture.
As one of the four celestial guardians, along with the vermilion bird, the white tiger and the black tortoise, the dragon represents the east and the element of wood according to ancient Chinese astrology and the Five Element Theory; the vermilion bird associates with the south and the element of fire; the white tiger symbolizes the west and the element of gold; the black tortoise signifies the north and the element of water.
The Chinese dragon symbolizes the sovereignty of emperors, and everything related to it was exclusively for emperors in the Chinese feudal society. The ancient emperors called their sons'seeds of dragons', their robes were'dragon robes', and their palace was a'dragon palace'. The imperial throne was called the Dragon Throne.
More interestingly, the pattern of the dragon on the emperor's robe has five paws and the one on the vassal's robe only has four paws, which highlights the supremacy of the ancient emperors. Dragon carvings are very common in imperial palaces and tombs, such as the Forbidden City - imperial palace of generations of emperors from the Ming and Qing Dynasties which were the last two dynasties in ancient Chinese history.