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five-fold happiness

Chinese concepts of luck, prosperity, longevity, happiness, and wealth


Prosperity, or lu — the second element of the five-fold happinesses — embodies status, honor, and advancement to high office. Lu literally means ‘official salary.’ Great importance was placed upon education because anyone who passed the imperial examinations received the honor of becoming a public official. Symbols for lu include the deer, fish, the peony and gold and silver ingots.




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