gōng public; collectively owned; common

Made up of [ eight; 8 radical 12, private; secret; selfish radical 28]

Note

Shows the division (indicated by radical for 8) over the symbol for selfish or private - suggesting division for public benefit

Related characters


Using : fēn (divide) qí (his) sì (four) liù (six) gòng (common) xīng (prosper) xué (cave) dài (to respect)
Using : qù (go) néng (to be able to) tái (typhoon) zhì (to arrive) me (what)

Sounds same

gōng (work) gōng (palace) gōng (accomplishment) gōng (bow) gōng (to provide)

Different tone

gǒng (two hands) gòng (common)

< Previous gōng Next gōng >

Pronunciation

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stroke order for 公
Stroke order for character 公, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

公主岭 Gongzhuling, Jilin

Proverbs

假公济私 jiǎ gōng jì sī Use public office for personal gain
愚公移山 yú gōng yí shān Anything can be achieved with persistence

Also

赵公明 Zhào gōngmíng Zhao Gongming Birthday
公鸡 gōng jī cockerel

Mountains

Of the fifteen highest mountains in the world, nine are in China or on its borders including the two highest Everest and K2.
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The building of China's railways

The building of China's railways

History

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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