View of Love Valentine’s Day in east  and west Tang Lai Yi(07011806) Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
Content <ul><li>Origin  </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Customs </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural differe...
Origin <ul><li>During the 3rd century, Emperor Claudius II decided to outlaw marriage </li></ul><ul><li>A priest called “S...
Origin <ul><li>A cowherd, Niulang ( 牛郎 ) fell in love with Zhinu ( 織女 ), the most beautiful fairy and a skilled seamstress...
Traditional meaning <ul><li>Valentine’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Memorized the priest “St Valentine” . </li></ul><ul><li>Qixi...
Customs <ul><li>Valentine’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Young Romans offered handwritten greetings of affection, known as Valent...
Cultural  Differences Chow Hong Ting (06017258) Valentine’s Day Qixi Target  <ul><li>Lovers (individuals) </li></ul><ul><l...
Nowadays, what do you expect  from your lovers on Valentine’s Day? Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
Valentine’s Day in modern times Commercialization  <ul><li>Both in east and west, the nature of Valentine’ s Day  has lost...
Valentine’s Day in modern times Commercialization Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
Valentine’s Day in modern times  Westernization <ul><li>Qixi is no longer or less celebrated by Chinese as the Lunar  cale...
Valentine’s Day in modern times  Westernization Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
Valentine’s Day in modern times Qixi in Japan Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
Video sharing <ul><li>七夕情人節 ~ 愛讓世界美好 ( 上書房 )  </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =Hx0FZ9rlczE </li></ul><ul...
Reference <ul><li>http://www.history.com/content/valentine/history-of-valentine-s-day   </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.theho...
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  1. 1. View of Love Valentine’s Day in east and west Tang Lai Yi(07011806) Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Origin </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Customs </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural differences </li></ul><ul><li>Valentine’s Day in modern times </li></ul><ul><li>Video sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul>Tang Lai Yi (07011806)
  3. 3. Origin <ul><li>During the 3rd century, Emperor Claudius II decided to outlaw marriage </li></ul><ul><li>A priest called “St Valentine” persisted to perform marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, he was put to death </li></ul>Tang Lai Yi (07011806)
  4. 4. Origin <ul><li>A cowherd, Niulang ( 牛郎 ) fell in love with Zhinu ( 織女 ), the most beautiful fairy and a skilled seamstress. </li></ul><ul><li>They got married. Marriage between a mortal and fairy was strictly forbidden in the eyes of the Jade Emperor ( 玉帝 ), Milky Way separated husband from wife. </li></ul><ul><li>A bridge formed by magpies across the Milky Way which allowed them to meet once a year on the seventh night of the seventh month. </li></ul>Tang Lai Yi (07011806)
  5. 5. Traditional meaning <ul><li>Valentine’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Memorized the priest “St Valentine” . </li></ul><ul><li>Qixi </li></ul><ul><li>Not only a special day for lovers, but also for girls. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls would conduct a ceremony to beg Zhinu for wisdom, dexterity and a satisfying marriage in the future. </li></ul>Tang Lai Yi (07011806)
  6. 6. Customs <ul><li>Valentine’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Young Romans offered handwritten greetings of affection, known as Valentines, on this day to the women they admired. </li></ul><ul><li>Qixi </li></ul><ul><li>Young women used to weave small handicrafts with colored paper, grass and thread. </li></ul><ul><li>7 close friends would gather to make dumplings. They put into three separate dumplings a needle, a copper coin and a red date. </li></ul>Tang Lai Yi (07011806)
  7. 7. Cultural Differences Chow Hong Ting (06017258) Valentine’s Day Qixi Target <ul><li>Lovers (individuals) </li></ul><ul><li>Not only lovers, but also friends or family gatherings (groups) </li></ul>Importance <ul><li>Love is of high importance </li></ul><ul><li>Career is much more important </li></ul><ul><li>Women were regarded as hampers </li></ul>Romantic element <ul><li>A lot (emotional) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack (rational) </li></ul>Way to express <ul><li>Directly </li></ul><ul><li>Indirectly </li></ul>
  8. 8. Nowadays, what do you expect from your lovers on Valentine’s Day? Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
  9. 9. Valentine’s Day in modern times Commercialization <ul><li>Both in east and west, the nature of Valentine’ s Day has lost. </li></ul><ul><li>The festival becomes the occasion for merchants to make profits. </li></ul><ul><li>The celebration of the festival is materialized. e.g. diamonds, rose, chocolate. </li></ul>Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
  10. 10. Valentine’s Day in modern times Commercialization Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
  11. 11. Valentine’s Day in modern times Westernization <ul><li>Qixi is no longer or less celebrated by Chinese as the Lunar calendar is hard to be aware by young generation. </li></ul><ul><li>Qixi does not have any commercial selling point in the market. It lacks outstanding images. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture Imperialism </li></ul>Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
  12. 12. Valentine’s Day in modern times Westernization Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
  13. 13. Valentine’s Day in modern times Qixi in Japan Chow Hong Ting (06017258)
  14. 14. Video sharing <ul><li>七夕情人節 ~ 愛讓世界美好 ( 上書房 ) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =Hx0FZ9rlczE </li></ul><ul><li>A Special Valentine's Day Gift...from Cisco! </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =3pffeMdDSoY </li></ul>
  15. 15. Reference <ul><li>http://www.history.com/content/valentine/history-of-valentine-s-day </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.theholidayspot.com/valentine/around_the_world.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.theholidayspot.com/valentine/history_of_valentine.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pictureframes.co.uk/Saint-Valentine.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.china.org.cn/english/culture/137956.htm </li></ul>
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