Tigers (Lǎohǔ 老虎)

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A paper cut-out depicting Wu Sung, the folk hero from the famous Chinese novel Water Margin, who was revered for killing the tiger that had terrified the people living on Mount Ching Yang.

Once a royal symbol of war, tigers have become a casualty of both traditional Chinese medicine and environmental destruction in modern China, fading into extinction. The most endangered species of tiger, the South China Tiger, has not been spotted in the wild since….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:21+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Environment, Geography|Comments Off on Tigers (Lǎohǔ 老虎)

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