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Guan Gong Chinese Warrior Saint Wall Scroll

Guan Gong Chinese Warrior Saint Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 50.8cm x 97.5cm  ≈  20" x 38¼"

Silk/Brocade: 60cm x 158cm  ≈  23½" x 62¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 69cm  ≈  27¼"

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Ancient Chinese Warrior Saint Guan Gong

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Guan Gong Chinese Warrior Saint Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the warrior artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This warrior's name is Guan Gong (at least that is what his friends call him). He was born with the name Guan Yu, but he earned the name "Gong" which is used to refer to a most respected person (You could also translate "Gong" as "Duke" in old English).

Much as Confucius is seen in China as the Saint of Philosophy, Guan Gong is known as the Saint of War.

He is known for not only for his status as a great warrior, but also being full of wisdom and knowledge.

He is the essence of what Chinese people call 勇 or "yong" which means brave, courageous, and not afraid of difficulty.

The smaller Chinese characters include the Chinese name for the year painted (2007) as well as the artist's signature, "Liang Dao".

I originally found this artwork in late 2003 when I visited the artist's home town of Guilin in Southern China in the early Spring. He had just finished several of these large paintings of his favorite warrior.

After buying all that he had back then and promptly selling them, I didn't have a way to contact the artist to get more. Finally, I had a friend (whom happens to be the sister of another artist in Guilin) go and find this artist again for me. Several of these painting arrived in Beijing a couple months later, and have all be mounted to traditional hand-made wall scrolls and I've hand-carried all of them to the USA because they are too large to ship via air mail from China.

This item was listed or modified
Feb 3rd, 2012

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Come to China, Get Mooned by a Baby...

You may find this interesting, and many visitors to China are a bit shocked and bewildered the first time they see it. My job is to explain what's going on.

If you haven't been to China, imagine seeing a fully-dressed toddler, with a split in the butt of the outfit that allows a draft of epic proportions, by exposing some of the baby's most precious parts to the elements.

Maybe you're confused because all you see is a "baby butt crack", but Chinese parents see a way to have less mess, save money, and help the environment, while making their baby smarter - If I have your attention now, just read on to find out more...

It's a cold morning in Beijing, but this baby still has it's butt hanging out in the breeze.

I took this picture on a very cold morning near the end of a harsh Beijing Winter. Still, this baby has his little butt hanging out in the breeze. Read the whole story to decide whether you are for or against this "crack draft" policy in China.

No Mess No Bother

These traditional split-crotch-jumpers have been around for generations. Within months after birth, these special toddler togs eliminate the need for diapers, and the associated mess, clean up and laundering or disposal. Instead of changing diapers all day, parents simply find a toilet or out house, hold their child over the appropriate receptacle, and "let fly". The secret is to make regular bathroom breaks for your toddler (every couple of hours) and have a signal (such as light whistling) to let your toddler know it's "time to go".

Also, there's no need to spend time dressing and undressing your child each time that nature calls.

Baby "Crack Draft"
Saving the Environment and Your Wallet

China can not afford disposable diapers. I'm not talking only of the high price of disposable diapers, but rather the environmental impact of such diapers.

There are around 1.2 billion people in China, and about
18 million babies are born every year.

At a conservative three diaper changes per baby per day, imagine the results of 54 million diapers being dumped in landfills every day!

Due to limited resources and landfill space, China already recycles just about everything that you can think of. They simply can not handle mega-tons of diapers filling up their small trash dumps.

Therefore, it's very hard to find disposable diapers in China, and they are seen by many Chinese people as a wasteful and expensive "western luxury" that only foreigners (mostly just Americans) would dare to purchase and use. At the time of writing, as far as I know, you can only get disposable diapers at Walmart in China.

This Chinese Folk Art shows a typical scene of China baby butt

You'll even find a few examples of this Chinese practice in some of our folk art paintings.

Smarter Babies?

Another apparent benefit of this practice is the fact that Chinese babies master the art of toilet-training much earlier in life when compared to their American counterparts.

Summing it up

Now you know this practice saves money, saves the environment, and will have your child potty-trained at an earlier age.

The only downside is having to explain to confused non-Chinese people the important reasons why your baby is mooning them.

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Typical Gallery Price: $260.00

Your Price: $78.88