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- The tiger is one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals.
- Tigers represent royalty in eastern Asia. In fact, the marking on the tiger’s forehead looks very similar to the Chinese character that is
translates to the English word 'King.' Therefore, the tiger has been dubbed the King of the Animals.
- The White Tiger represents the west of China as well as the season of autumn. It is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese Constellation.
- They are the national animals of Malaysia, South Korea, Bangladesh, and India.
- Because of its stalking and hunting abilities, the tiger was used to
represent the highest army general in the armies of Imperial China.
Anansi Claims His
Fame – West Africa
The Fox and the
Tiger - China
The Goat that Ate
Tigers – West Bengal
How the Tiger Got
Its Strength - Khasi
How the Tiger Got
Its Stripes – South America
The Legend of How
Tiger Became a Chinese Zodiac
The Nodding Tiger
The Tiger and the Monkeys - Khasi
Tiger Aunt: Beware
of Strangers – Taiwan
The Tiger, The Brahman,
and the Jackal – Eastern India
The Tiger’s Mistake – Malaysia
Tiger Returns the Favor
Whisker – Korea
The White Tiger -
Why the Tiger and
Stag Fear Each Other - Brazil
2010 Year of the Tiger – My previous blog
post when 2010 was the Year of the Tiger.
24 Wonderful Chinese Folk Tales for Kids
Family Fun Crafts –
Chinese New Year
Red Ted Art – 11 Must Make Easy Tiger Crafts for Kids
Red Ted Art – The Tiger
Who Came to Tea
(Complements the books of the same name.)
Tigers! A Look a Korea’s Folk Stories – Lesson plan for grades 4 – 8 offering additional
FINGERPLAYS, SONGS, AND RYHMES
Perry Public Library – Year of the Tiger
Songs, rhymes and more for the preschool set.
20 Chinese New Year Foods That Will Bring You Good Fortune
Tigers are revered in many diverse cultures. The sites below offer information from several locations.
Chinese Zodiac Tiger Symbolism
The Siberian Tiger and the Country of Tiger Tales – Interesting background information, including two stories, The Tiger and Dried Persimmons and The Matching Mountain Spirit. https://www.asianstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/the-siberian-tiger-and-the-country-of-tiger-tales.pdf
Taming the Year of
Tigers Place in
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Karen Chace 2021 ©
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