The bamboo plant is the staple food of the giant panda and a cultural icon in Chinese history. In ancient China bamboo was a feature of various aspects of daily life. It was used for food, clothing, housing and transportation. China's first books were crafted from bamboo strips strung on string, and almost all ancient musical instruments were made of bamboo. People are still using paintbrush made from bamboo today. Bamboo is viewed as a symbol of traditional Chinese values.It is an example of the harmony between nature and human being.Chinese ancients designated the plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum as "four gentlemen," and pine, bamboo and plum as the "three friends in winter."People think its deep root denotes resoluteness, its tall, straight stem represents honor , its hollow interior modesty and its clean and spartan exterior exemplifies chastity. Ancient Chinese literati held bamboo in profound esteem. This explains why there are so many writings and paintings dedicated to it throughout history.
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