jīng Classic; pass through

Made up of [ silk radical 120, gōng work; skill radical 48]
Alternative traditional form of character:


The old character concerned geomancy, the modern form symbolizes weaving silk at a loom, suggesting hard and meticulous work
Number of strokes 8

Related characters

Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) zhǐ (paper) wéi (to preserve) lèi (tired) gāng (guiding principle) fēn (numerous) zǔ (to form) xù (beginnings) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using gōng : zuǒ (left) hóng (red) gōng (accomplishment)

Sounds same

jīng (capital) jīng (refined) jīng (to start) jīng (eye)

Different tone

jǐng jǐng (well) jǐng (bright)

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stroke order for 经
Stroke order for character 经, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Chinese porcelain and china

Chinese porcelain and china


Together with tea and silk, porcelain from China is its most famous export. Prized the world over, high quality porcelain commands high prices at auction. Like silk the secret of its manufacture was a closely guarded secret for centuries.
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