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Hong Lou Meng (ºìÂ¥ÃÎ) - literally "Red Mansion Dream". "Red Mansion" was an idiom for the daughters of rich men; thus the title can be understood as a "dream of rich young women". It can also be understood as referring to a (wet) dream that Jia Baoyu (¼Ö±¦Óñ)has - in a "Red Mansion" - at the beginning of the novel, where the deaths of many of the female characters are prophecized. "Red" also suggests the Buddhist idea that the whole world is "red dust" - merely illusory and to be shunned. Thus the novel fits in perfectly with Buddhist and Taoist beliefs that to find enlightenment, one must realize that the world is but a dream from which we must awake.
Clearly, this novel is, like life itself, extraordinarily rich. It depicts with artistic appeal and succinctness the hidden crises and various kinds of intricate social conflicts of the declining feudal society, while offering us many different characteristics of many different kinds of people. The novel has profound social significance and a high historical value. It is generally regarded as China's greatest novel.
And now, it was made too into the huge type marble golden gilded emblema fresco in the lobby of the Garden Hotel Guangzhou China. Since it is too large to take into a picture wholly and clearly discernibler for me, I have to divide it separately into some pictures and post them here one by one in this TREKEARTH. Thanks for viewing!

China's best-known novel 'Dream of the Red Chamber' (ºìÂ¥ÃÎ) was made into a miniseries recent year and into the huge type marble golden gilded emblema fresco in the lobby of the Garden Hotel Guangzhou China too. Since the emblema fresco is too large to take into a picture wholly and clearly discernibler for me, I have to divide it separately into some pictures and post them one by one in our TREKEARTH here. And the person you are viewing now is the protagonist Lin Daiyu (ÁÖ÷ìÓñ) in the novel 'Dream of the Red Chamber'. Thanks for viewing! Critique is welcome!

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