Lesson 2: Shaping a Kite

Animals and insects are common subjects for Chinese kites. This lesson investigates the meaning of the animals and insects on kites from different cultural perspectives.

Read/View:http://chinavine.org/2010/09/21/kitegallery/

 

Study the shapes and images of the kites created by Ha Yi Qi and Weifang Kite artists. Select one of the kites that you like that is in the shape of an animal or insect. Research the meaning the animal or insect on the kite has for the Chinese. Explain how this meaning is the same or different for you. Write a short essay on the topic and post it next to the Chinese kite you chose.

 

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