Shanghai, China / April 2007.Fish for sale in street market. Fish are a common pet, and one reason is because of the traditional significance of fish in Chinese culture. Chinese culture is rich in symbolism that is still observed in contemporary culture. Fish are symbols of prosperity. One reason is that the Chinese word for fish (yu) sounds like the word for riches or abundance. .© Ellen B. Senisi

Shanghai, China / April 2007.Fish for sale in street market. Fish are a common pet, and one reason is because of the traditional significance of fish in Chinese culture. Chinese culture is rich in symbolism that is still observed in contemporary culture. Fish are symbols of prosperity. One reason is that the Chinese word for fish (yu) sounds like the word for riches or abundance. .© Ellen B. Senisi

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