But sometimes it is possible to follow other paths as well.
So Zhou Yanyang decides to stimulate Wiko Chen, her seven-year-old son, a very gifted child, to understand the relationship between man and nature in Chinese philosophy and cultural history, starting with a small number of signs that constantly recur within the almost 50,000 Chinese characters. Figurative writing has allowed most words to retain their power of concrete expression intact. The exhibition shows fifteen Chinese characters that are composed of two elements, one human, one natural, plus the abstract concept of “but”. A natural event is used to explain it intuitively. In nature the snake eats the sparrow but in turn is eaten by the eagle. The Chinese character is therefore formed by a snake and a bird. It is assumed that the bird is both sparrow (weak) and eagle (strong).