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five-fold happiness

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


Wealth, cai, refers to prosperity attained through flourishing business, trade, or good harvests. It differs from the second level of happiness called ‘prosperity,’ lu, which refers to advancement in rank, position, or status. Symbols that represent wealth include the goldfish, the number eight, coins and the beckoning cat.



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