Mascots of Hangzhou Asian Games
Combination:Memories of Jiangnan (roughly China's eastern regions south of the Yangtze River)
The mascots of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou are a group of robots proclaiming the host city's profound heritage and contemporary vibrancy. The combination-Memories of Jiangnan-derives its name from a poem by Bai Juyi. This great poet of the Tang Dynasty wrote, "When I recall Jiangnan, Hangzhou brings back most of my memories." The name itself speaks volumes about Hangzhou's heritage, scenic splendor and drive for innovation.
The mascots of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou, transcending time and space, inspire everyone to reach for their dreams. They stand for not only the joy of sports but the culmination of cultural and economic development, so much so that they agree with the character of Hangzhou and proudly join the ranks of the emblem and slogan of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou. The three mascots are named Chenchen, Congcong and Lianlian. This trio of robots will act as the envoys of the Olympic spirit, peace and friendship. Together, they are calling out to Asia and the world, inviting everyone to meet in Hangzhou for the Asian Games.
The robot Congcong represents the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, which is also inscribed on the World Heritage list. It derives its name from the Cong jade pendant-the quintessential relic unearthed from the Ruins. Exuding the eternal charm, this Cong jade pendant of exquisitely carved patterns is synonymous with the Liangzhu culture.
Congcong is proof of the 5,000-year Chinese civilisation. It takes yellow, the colour of earth and bumper harvest, as the main tone. As the quintessential symbol of the Liangzhu culture, the mythical beast facial patterns on its head speak for indomitable courage and self-transcendence.
Determined, sincere, kind-hearted, athletic and passionate, Congcong reflects an indomitable enterprising spirit and inspires people to persevere and pursue better life.
The robot Lianlian represents the West Lake, another World Heritage site. It derives its name from the lakeful of lush lotus leaves. The Chinese people love lotus leaves because they are associated with purity, nobleness and peace.
Lianlian is graceful and light-gaited, as seen ambling amid the lake's misty willows, exquisite bridges and lush lotus leaves. It takes green, the colour of life and nature, as its main tone. Its lotus leaf-shaped headpiece is distinctively decorated with the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, a scenic view of the West Lake, and the icon of Internet.
Pure, kind, lively, cute, elegant and hospitable, Lianlian reflects a refined, graceful, harmonious and open-minded spirit and conveys the aspirations for building a community of shared future for mankind.
The robot Chenchen represents the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, which is inscribed on the World Heritage list. It derives its name from the Gongchen Bridge-a landmark structure in the Hangzhou section of the Grand Canal. The bridge, with a history of over 400 years, bears beautiful memories for many generations.
Chenchen joins together the Grand Canal, the Qiantang River and the world beyond the sea. It takes blue, the colour of science and technology, as the main tone. It has the Qiantang River's tide atop its head and the Gongchen Bridge on the forehead, only leaving endless room for imagination.
Brave, intelligent, optimistic and enterprising, Chenchen symbolizes the inclusiveness of our time and connects Asia with the world.