The Fan and the Sword

Some insight into the ambitions of Mainland China can be found in the Emperor's Form, the form of the Fan and the Sword.

In his left hand, the Emperor holds a crimson fan, symbolizing Culture, soft power, and the joy of life. With this, he dazzles, seduces, and distracts his opponent.

In his right hand, the Emperor holds a sword, symbolizing Force, hard power, and the fear of death. With this, he halts, intimidates, and masters his opponent.

Yin, and Yang.

07-Oct-2006