|Description: Japanese dragon, Chinese school, 19th Century.jpg. Japanese dragon, colour engraving on wood, Chinese school, 19th Century, bibliothèque des Arts décoratifs, Paris. Unedited High Resolution Image (1295 × 1966 pixel, file size: 2.84 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg)|
The Chinese dragon is a creature that also appears in other East Asian cultures, and is sometimes called the Oriental (or Eastern) dragon. Depicted as a long, snake-like creature with four claws, in contrast to the Western dragon which stands on four legs and is usually portrayed as evil, it has long been a symbol of power in Chinese folklore and art.
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