Peasants Growing Lotus Roots

Editor:Sharon Lee
Updated:2014-12-26 15:46:46
Lotus shows the quality that ancient Chinese Gentleman admires. Lotus is praised due to “its growth from the mud unstained, cleansed in rippling water, appealing, yet not seductive”, as in “On the Love of the Lotus”, the famous article by Zhou Dunyi (1017-1073) of in Song Dynasty. Growing lotus is a hard work, and it also embodies the most diligent quality and the perseverance of thousands of Chinese peasants, in their work of growing lotus and harvesting lotus roots.