The #1 hit for Zhaulian comes (already?!, that was fast!) from Joe-Perez.com’s Golden Egg 40. Zhaulian is a transliteration of Ʒauliən (𝌩𝌃), the Lingua-U description of 操練, meaning To Drill, To Practice (Chinese).
When I think of Zhaulian, another image comes to mind: that of the elephant painters.
Mother Nature Network:
Chances are you’ve seen one of the many videos of an elephant grabbing a paintbrush, dipping it in paint, and producing a painting similar to something a 5-year-old could create. There’s no way this could be real. Right?
Wrong. The intelligence of elephants is comparable to primates (and in some instances, elephants give humans a run for the money). Meanwhile, their dexterous trunks allow them to use tools to draw on paper. The distinction, however, lies in whether the elephant is painting on a whim or has been trained to do so. As you probably have guessed, the latter is most often the case.
If an elephant can paint by being an adept student of painting practice, what can you do?