nian

(from the article `China`) Often in the first half of the 19th century, plundering gangs called nian ravaged northern Anhui, southern Shandong, and southern Henan. In ...
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Nian

According to Chinese mythology, a Nian ({zh|t=年獸|s=年兽|p=nián shòu}) is a beast that lives under the sea or in the mountains. Once each spring, on or around Chinese New Year, it comes out of hiding to attack people, and prefers children. Weaknesses of the Nian are purported to be a sensitivity to loud noises, and a fear of the colour Red....
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Nian

The terrible monster of Chinese New Year.
Found on http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/Chinese_Customs/
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