Historically the dragon was a symbol of the Chinese Emperor. Nowadays the people of China have adopted this tradition. They like to think of themselves as the Descendants of the Dragon. The implications of the myth are many, for sure not quite the same for the Chinese as in the eyes of the beholder. Anyhow, it has appealed to me and I think it makes an interesting title of the Beijing part of my Chinese series. Whatever you see and learn about China might be better understood if you keep in mind that after all they ARE sons of the dragon. So, no wonder!