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Q: Which Chinese tradition has only recently begun to appear on its banknotes?

 

 

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China's use of Feng Shui themes on its fifth series notes

 

Most countries have strong themes that run through the design of their currencies and these usually reflect some symbol, activity or hero strongly identified with the country. The use of beloved leaders is a popular theme. So the modern Chinese renminbi all have a picture of Chairman Mao, but also take note that while all the notes have his picture, they also carry aerial shots that symbolize protection, wealth creation and strong central government. Its most popular note the 10 Yuan note is green in colour, signifying growth, but it also has an amazing aerial shot of the Lijiang River strategically photographed to show the river widening. This is an incredibly auspicious image and with the 10 Yuan note having amazingly high circulation as it passes from hand to hand, surely this note brings excellent feng shui to the Chinese Economy!

 

In fact, on the reverse side of all its notes, capitalist China has selected scenes of spectacular water – on the 20 renminbi note is the famed Lijiang River, on the 5 and 10 renminbi notes are its other famous rivers, the Yellow River and the Yangze, and on its 50 renminbi note is a spectacular picture of a waterfall.

 

As all feng shui enthusiasts know, the river is the most efficient bringer of wealth. All the great cities of the world were founded at the mouth of great rivers. That China should choose water as its major symbol to signify its money must surely be very good feng shui indeed.

 

from https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCoQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wofs.com%2Findex.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D877%3Athe-f..&ei=hUGxVNiQEoKYyAT8poCICA&usg=AFQjCNH1tcpgkG3lotVyhfNC0HNjWTGLig

 

Hopefully the link works, if not, google feng shui chinese banknotes and you should find it...

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Q: Which Chinese tradition has only recently begun to appear on its banknotes?

 

A: The Chinese Zodiac, which began to appear on Macau banknotes starting in 2012.

 

 

Thanks to everyone that participated but we had no winners this week. Have a great week, everyone!

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