Here are all the characters that we describe in detail - more will be added soon. The remainder can be found in our online dictionary. They are ordered by the normal pinyin pronunciation in Mandarin.
The Dragon boat festival commemorates Qu Yuan
343 - 278 BCE an incorruptible public official who drowned himself in defiance of widespread corruption. The festival has older roots as it is associated with the dragons
that ruled the waters. Read More
The building of railways
became a competitive scramble between foreign powers in the late 19th and early 20th century. Railways were seen as the key first step in opening up inland China for trade. Britain, France, Germany, Japan and America all invested in the building of them only for the investment to be lost in the following years of turmoil.
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Citation information: Chinasage, 'Common Chinese Character Dictionary', last updated 2 Dec 2016, Web, http://www.chinasage.info/chars/charindex.htm.