cí porcelain

Made up of [ tile; pottery radical 98]

Note

Consists of 'pottery; clay' radical and phonetic element giving porcelain or china

Related characters

Different tone

cǐ (this)

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Pronunciation

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Our Hart

One of the chief obstacles to foreign trade in China in the 19th century had been the corrupt manipulation of tariffs. Traders were subject to huge and random hikes in tariffs (sales taxes) at the whim of corrupt local officials. The solution to the problem was a British man Sir Robert Hart who worked for the Qing government to enforce fair tarrifs. The fair system of taxes he introduced channeled the money to the government and not local officials. In recognition of his fairness and hard work the Chinese called Sir Robert 'Our Hart'.
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Power and Prosperity during the Tang dynasty

Power and Prosperity during the Tang dynasty

History

When the dynasties of China are brought to mind, the Han, Tang and Ming are generally considered the greatest. During the Tang China was undoubtedly the only world super-power with huge cities and great achievements. Tang poetry is considered the finest. Influence of China spread far to the west reaching the Aral Sea and Pakistan.
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