Why yin and yang? It is the symbol of Taoism. Simply, Taoism is to put into practice higher understanding, not only by mentality but also physicality. It is true balance to supersede attachment and become the flow.
He is yang, a protector and representation of power and supremacy, protecting the building and everything that resides outside. He is placed on the right side of an entrance, if you were on the inside facing out. Traditionally the male (yang) and female (yin) foo dogs are placed on opposite sides of an entrance for complete protection. They have been used in China since the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) to protect temples.Yang Chinese Foo Dog Lynsey Johnson artwork