The Year of Rat is about to roll out, and Year of the Ox ready to roll in.
The ox culture in both China and the world dates far back in time, and the examples of symbolism associated with cattle -- from positive connotations of "strength" and "wealth", to more pejorative ones such as "stubborn" and "irritable" -- seem to be shared among cultures of the world. How are the traits of the ox reflected in both the Chinese and English language? How did different cultures view this down-to-earth animal?
Watch this video to find out, and Happy Year of the Ox.