In my posts I describe my views from the book: on leadership, management, martial arts, West and East in different ways that can add to the personal growth of a leader through Wing Chun Philosophy.
But the main purpose is to show, that there are other ways of thinking!
A Chinese character
for colour is 顏色 (yán sè).
Before the Five Elements Theory was used and according to Daoists’ believe,
there were only two colours: opposing, yet complementary principles, black and
white, yīn (阴) and yáng (阳).
According to Chinese calendar system, the Ten Celestial Stems
(shí tiān gān 十天干) are connected with the Five Elements or Phases (wǔ xíng 五行) representing five states of forces of expansion or
condensation (the plus energy, or , expansion; the minus energy, or ,
condensation) and their corresponding colours are:
Four of these colours and elements are likewise connected to
the four seasons:
wood and green - the spring
fire and red - the summer
earth and yellow - the autumn
water and black - the winter
Yellow- yún (熉) in China correspond with earth and is
considered the most beautiful colour. The Chinese saying, yellow generates yīn and yáng, implies that yellow is the centre
of everything. Yellow signifies neutrality and good luck and alsonourishing,
supporting, stabilizing, ripening, grounded, solid, reliability, sunbeam,
warmth, clarity, royalty, good faith, empathy vs anxiety.
Yellow was the colour
of Imperial China and is held as the symbolic colour of the five legendary
emperors of ancient China. It is still reserved for royalty.
The legendary ruler - first emperor of
China was known as the Yellow Emperor or Huáng Dì (黃帝)which is synonymous with the
father of Chinese civilization (2.698-2.598 B.E.).
The "Yellow Dragon Flag" is the Qing Dynasty flag
with blue dragon on plain yellow background, with a red pearl at the upper left
Although each dynasty designated each official rank with
their own colour, yellow is reserved or the emperor himself.Qin dynasty chose water as their element and
black as their imperial colour. That's why you will see that most of the Qin
costumes (Emperor's cloths, Soldier's Clothings) and army flags are in
black.Han dynasty chose fire as their
element and red as their imperial colour. That's why you will see many of the
han costumes (Soldier's clothings) and army flags are red.
Yellow often decorates royal palaces, altars and temples,
and the colour was used in the robes and attire of the emperors. Clothing and objects
that are yellow in colour still resemble a higher social status.
The Yellow river (huáng hé 黄河) is the second-longest river
in China after the Yangtze (cháng jiāng长江) and it is called "the cradle of Chinese
Yellow is an important colour in China and directly connected to