Chinese Art is ancient and modern. They get some of there ideas of art work to do based on their heritage and there Chinese culture. The most finest work was in workshops or factories. Soon art became very popular in China and very important from the 19th century and forward. One Art example is the Dragon and the Phoenix art . The dragon and the Phoenix are very sacred animals to the Chinese culture. The Chinese Dragon represents a boy and the Phoenix represents a girl. The symbol is on Buildings and Clothing. Another art work that they do is lotus art. Lotus is a flower. Then how they make the art is with clay and they shape it into the shape of a Lotus. And then it is Lotus Art. One other art that they make is Chinese paintings. Chinese love to paint pictures they paint pictures of old history ancient things and then the painting become traditional stuff.
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How the Chinese helped build the CP Railway
Did you know that 17,000 Chinese people help to build the Canadian Pacific Railway! They worked in harsh conditions, Chinese workers were given the most back breaking and dangerous work to do. They cleared and graded the railway's roadbed. They blasted tunnels through the rock. The Chinese workers worked for $1.00 a day, much less than the white workers. There were many accidents and disasters. There was not proper medical care so many Chinese workers depended on their herbal cures to help them. It is estimated about 600 Chinese people died. The year the Canadian Pacific Railway was finished the Government gave the Chinese people the Chinese immigration Act. Many of the Chinese workers went back to China after the railway was completed but many could not afford a go back so they made their homes in Canada.