img.: Chinese Dragon mask, Museum Rotterdam, CC-BY via Europeana.
Flows of people, objects and knowledge went back and forth between Europe and China across centuries, and are witnessed by a wealth of China-related cultural heritage preserved in European Institutions.
Discover the interesting stories that are told in digitized collections available on Europeana, carefully curated and selected by the Editorial Team of EU funded PAGODE – Europeana China project.
Today’s gallery is about “The Chinese Dragon“: In Chinese mythology, the dragon is not a force of evil but a beneficent creature, inhabiting the skies and the seas. Originally a rain divinity, the impressive animal with scales, claws and piercing eyes came to symbolize imperial power..
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PAGODE – Europeana China is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility Programme of the European Union, under GA n. INEA/CEF/ICT/A2019/1931839