jiāng river

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, gōng work; skill radical 48]
Similar looking characters : hóng (red)
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses shuǐ component: fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (chinese) hàn (perspiration) hé (river) hóng (flood) hú (lake) jīn (ferry crossing) jiǔ (wine) mǎn (to fill) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) qīng (clear) xǐ (to wash) yǎn (to develop) yú (fishing) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) zhōu (region)
Also uses gōng component: gōng (accomplishment) hóng (red) jīng (Classic) zuǒ (left)

Sounds same

jiāng (border)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

浙江 Zhejiang
黑龙江 Heilongjiang
江苏 Jiangsu
江西 Jiangxi

Cities

江门 Jiangmen, Guangdong
牡丹江 Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang
潜江 Qianjiang, Hubei
镇江 Zhenjiang, Jiangsu
九江 Jiujiang, Jiangxi
内江 Neijiang, Sichuan
湛江 Zhanjiang, Guangdong
丽江 Lijiang, Yunnan
阳江 Yangjiang, Guangdong

People

江泽民 Jiang Zemin

Chinese Dark Age

Historians like to see parallels when comparing world history. The Qin-Han dynasties from 221BCE to 220CE is contemporary with the Roman Empire 27BCE to 284CE and the fall of the Han like the fall of Rome brought in a long period of chaos and disunity. In Europe the Dark Ages were longer and deeper than in China. Chinese language and traditions hung on in patches and knowledge was never completely lost. China quickly found its own strength again on re-unification under the Sui dynasty 581CE. So in China the Dark Ages lasted 360 years, in Europe they are considered to have lasted over 500 years.
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