ไฟใต้ Fai tai Relates to ‘southern fire’, insurgency In some traditional belief systems, the four elements earth, water, air and fire are seen as basic constituents of nature. In the Thai version, these elements should be in equilibrium. Fire and heat, in particular, if ever out of balance, connote violence and unrest. After years of […]
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May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Chinese, Turmoil
動亂 (动乱) Dòngluàn Relates to turmoil, disorder, upheaval, unrest The term combines the two characters, 動 (dòng) and 亂 (luàn). 動 (动) – dòng – move, in motion, a status which is not static 亂 (乱) – luàn – unrest, disorder The use of ‘dòngluàn (動亂)’ in Chinese can be traced back to the classical […]