Q：Why do Chinese call sitting cross-legged (翘腿的) “erlangtui”?
A: It is said that erlangtui comes from the name Erlangshen.vIn Chinese stories, Erlangshen was a god who could stop floods (洪水). People said he was the second son (Erlang) of Li Bing. Li Bing was an official (官员) in Sichuan during the Warring States Period (战国时期, 475–221 BC). Li and Erlang built the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project (灌溉工程) to stop floods. To remember the father and son, people built a temple (庙). In the temple, Erlangshen’s statue (塑像) sits cross-legged.