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Re: Chinese White & Rabbit

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Mon, 25 Nov 1996 23:59:12 -0500

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One of my students moved here from China about 5 years ago. We celebrated his
becoming a U.S. citizen last year. When asked about your questions, he told
me that white is the color people wear in mourning and is a symbol of death.
The rabbit is a sign of good luck or fortune. He also added that a jade
rabbit is really special - one from heaven.

> Does anyone know the meaning attached by the Chinese to the
> rabbit and the color white? I can't find anything through a web
> search, except the meaning of the rabbit as a zodiac symbol.

Hope this helps.
Mary Jane

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