Chinese Knot

Chinese Knot or Chinese traditional decorating Knot is a kind of characteristic folk decorations of handicraft art. Appeared in ancient time, developed in Tang and Song Dynasty (960-1229A.D.)and popularized in Ming and Qing Dynasty (1368-1911A.D.) It shows us the wisdom of ancient Chinese in one aspect.Chinese Knot has now become a kind of elegant and colorful arts and crafts from its original practical use.

The characteristic of Chinese Knot is that every knot is made of a single rope and named by its specific form and meaning. By combining different knots or other auspicious adornments(吉祥的装饰品) skillfully, an unique auspicious ornament which represents beauty, idea and wishes is formed. For example, "Full of joy". "Happiness & Longevity", "Double Happiness". "Luck and Auspiciousness as one wishes" and "Wish you a fair wind" are Chinese traditional pleasant phrases expressing warmest regards, best wishes and finest ideal.

Today. The basic method of Chinese Knot has more than ten.They are according to the shape of the knot,utility,or original source and significance for names,such as:①Double coin knot(双线结)②Chinese Button knot(纽扣结)③Cross knot(十字结)④Million characters knot(万字结)⑤Auspicious knot(吉祥结)⑥Ping knot⑦Pan chang knot(盘长结)⑧Oxalis knot(酢浆草结)⑨Caisson Ceiling knot(藻井结).

Making the Chinese knot involves three processes, naming tying knots, tightening and adding the finishing touches.Knot- tying methods are fixed, but the tightening can determine the degree of tension in a knot, the length of loops (ears) and the smoothness and orderliness of the lines. Thus, how well a Chinese knot has been tightened can demonstrate the skill and artistic merit of a knot artist. Finishing a knot means inlaying pearls or jade stones, starching the knot into certain patterns, or adding any other final touches. Besides the Two-coin Knot, the Chinese knot is three dimensional in structure. It consists of two planes tied together leaving a hollow center. Such structure lends rigidity to the work as a whole and keeps its shape when hung on the wall. The hollow center also allows for the addition of precious stones, such as the jade.

To fit in with the needs of modern life, Chinese Knot has various products. The two main series are auspicious hanging and knitting clothing adornment. Auspicious hanging includes large tapestry, big room hanging, automobile hanging etc. Knitting clothing adornment includes ring, eardrop, hand chain, necklace and other woman's special adornments.The Chinese knot,with its classical elegance and ever-changing variations,is both practical and ornamental,fully reflecting the grace and depth of Chinese culture.Today, people are fond of Chinese Knot for its characteristic form, colorfulness and profound meaning. The candidature logo features a stylized traditional Chinese handicraft pattern known as the "knot of one heart" or "Chinese folk knot', using the typical colors of the five Olympic rings. The design depicts a dynamic human figure in a stance that portrays someone doing "Taiji" or shadow boxing. The simple gesture lines symbolize the graceful, exchange between and development for the peoples all over the world.




【译文参考】The Chinese knot was originally invented by the craftsmen. After hundreds of years of continuous improvement,has become a kind of elegant and colorful arts and crafts. In ancient times,people use it to record the event,but now used mainly for decorative purposes. The knot means love, marriage and reunion in Chinese,knot is often used for jewelry as a gift exchange or pray for good luck and ward off evil spirits,This form of handicrafts from generation to generation, it has become increasingly popular in China and around the world.

篇三:2011-2015 年全国英语作文范文

2011-2015 年全国英语高考卷 1,2 作文范文

2011 年高考英语全国卷 I & 新课标卷

假定你是李华,正在一所英国学校学习暑期课程,遇到一些困难,希望得到学校辅导中心(Learning Center)的帮助。根据学校规定,你须书面预约,请按下列要点写一封信:

1.本人简介;2.求助内容; 3.约定时间; 4.你的联系方式(Email:[email protected];Phone:12345678)

注意:1.词数100左右;2.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯; 3.结束语已为你写好

Dear Sir/Madam, My full name is Li Hua, a student of summer courses here. I am writing this letter to report some of the problems and puzzles I encountered when learning the course of Business English. My puzzle is that I don’t know whether this course mainly teaches English or teaches English. In other words, how could I balance between business knowledge and English itself? I hope you could give me some directions so that I can work it out without too much difficulty. I am available at 8 am on Wednesday. Would that be OK? Please do feel free to contact me by e-mail or telephone at any time. My email address is [email protected] My phone number is 12345678. Look forward to your reply!

2011 年高考英语全国卷 II

假定你是李华,你所喜爱的Global Mirror周报创刊五周年之际征集读者意见.请你依据以下内容给主编写封信,内容主要包括: 1.说明你是该报的忠实读者 2.赞赏该报优点:1)兼顾国内外新闻2)介绍名人成功故事 3.提出建议:



1.词数100左右,开头语己为你写好; 2.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯。

******************************************************************Dear Editor-in-Chief,

Congratulations on,the,5'h anniversary,of Global Mirror!


Sincerely yours,Li Hua

Dear Editor-in-Chief, Congratulations on, the, 5’h anniversary, of Global Mirror! I’m a regular reader of your newspaper. I like it very much mainly for the following two reasons. First, it covers both national and international news so that, by simply turning the pages, I can learn all important things that have happened during the week. Equally attractive are the success stories of world-famous people, which help me understand how a person can work hard to make the world a better place. As a young student, I suggest that Global Mirror carry articles to guide us

in our English learning , and I hope that it will become even more popular.

2012 年高考英语全国卷 I

假定你是李华,从互联网上得知一个国际中学生组织将在新加坡((Singapore)举办夏令营,欢迎各国学生参加。请写一封电子邮件申请参加。 内容主要包括:


2.参加意图(介绍中国、了解其他国家); 3.希望获准. 注意:


2.可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯; 3.邮件开头和结尾已为你写好。

Dear Sir or Madam, I'm Li Hua, a middle school student from China. I read the announcement of the summer camp that you have posted on the Internet and I am interested in it. I know that you welcome students from different countries and I'd like to take part in it. I've been learning English for 10 years, and I speak fluent English. What is more, I'll be able to tell students from other countries about China and learn about their countries as well. I hope I will be accepted as a member of your summer camp.

Looking forward to your reply!

2012 年高考英语全国卷 II

假定你是李华。你班同学决定为小明举办生日聚会。请你写信邀请外教Susan参加,要点包括:⒈ 时间:周五晚8点至9点⒉ 地点:学生俱乐部

⒊ 内容:生日歌、蛋糕、游戏等⒋ 要求:备小礼物

注意:⒈ 词数100左右,开头语已为你写好;⒉可以适当增加细节,以便行文连贯;⒊ 答案必须写在答题卡相应的位置上。Hi, Susan,

We're throwing a surprise party for Xiaoming's birthday.

Hi, Susan, We're throwing a surprise party for Xiaoming's birthday. We'd like to invite you to the party. We want to give him a surprise, so please keep quiet about it.We'll gather at the Students' Club at 8 p.m this Friday after the evening classes. And it's going to last about an hour.We each will prepare a little present When he comes, we'll light the candles and sing―Happy Birthday‖ together for him.Then the cake will be cut and we'll sing songs and play games.It'll be nice to see how excited he will be.I'm sure you'll have a good time at the party, too.

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