harmony in the middle kingdom

Yuanmingyuan sishi jing tuyong – Forty views of Yuanmingyuan.  the Chinese always name things very precisely and formally.  I have to say the it is typical of all things Chinese, nothing is ever random or named for some obscure reason known only to the author ! But the point I want to make is the emphasis on harmony that is reflected in the image.  In contrast Indian images have a totally different feel, Much more emphasis on activity and colour in the representations of Indian life. The difference :  it’s apparent when you travel through either country : India is chaotic,China is serene despite the huge numbers  of  people. Interesting how culture appears to embed itself in the DNA of a people.  Actually I remember reading somewhere once, that there is some evidence that is what indeed happens.

bon jour

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