from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See kilin, kirin.


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  • One netizen with the alias kylin wrote, "I can say free media works the same way as less-free media.

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  • Lam Thi Hien, a kylin mask maker in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, says decorating the kylin is the most difficult part of making the toys.


  • Chu State (present-day Hubei and Hunan) minted coins with Chinese characters such as dragon, phoenix, tortoise, kylin, double fish, sword, the Eight Diagrams (ba gua), the Chinese zodiac, and the big dipper.

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  • Nhut says color-mixing is the greatest of most kylin families 'secrets.


  • On good days, Hien says she sells several kylin sets, which include a kylin mask, Ong dia (God of Earth) mask - a round, smiling man, representing earthly prosperity and wealth, that dances around the kylin, conducting the drums that drive the dance.


  • Brought to Vietnam by Chinese art troupes during the Later Le dynasty in the 15th-18th centuries, kylin dancing looks like dragon and lion dancing, with several members of a dance troupe dressing up as one beast to dance on the street and perform tricks on stilts.


  • Hua Huu Sang, a Nguyen Chi Thanh Street kylin maker in HCMC, also learned this craft from his father and is imparting the skills to his children.


  • The art was handed down to Hien from her father, who was a member of a famous kylin dancing troupe in the city decades ago.


  • HCMC's Cho Lon (Big market) quarter, otherwise known as Chinatown, is considered the country's kylin mask capital.


  • Hien's deaf-mute daughter Lam Thi Ngoc Ngan paints a kylin mask



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