华 huá splendid; prosperous
Alternative traditional form
of character: 華
Different tone花 huā (flower)
话 huà (speech)
化 huà (to make into)
画 huà (to draw)
华国锋 Hua Guofeng
Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game 象棋
Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
The name of Confucius
The name in Chinese is 孔子 Kǒngzǐ or 孔夫子 Kǒngfūzǐ
meaning “Master Kong” as Kong is the surname. His descendents, now in the 83rd generation still live at his birthplace Qufu, Shandong
. Confucius is the Wade-Giles
approximation of the name in English. Read More
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