lán blue


Alternative traditional form of character:

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

青出于蓝而胜于蓝 qīng chū yú lán ér shèng yú lán Wise schooling has produced excellence beyond the teacher. The follower has surpassed the master.

Also

lán blue

Acupuncture

One main branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concerns acupuncture. Over many centuries practitioners have worked out acupuncture points that can be used to block pain and cure illness. Traditionally the points are associated with the flow of 'qi' through the body. Qi is the life essence and proponents of the Daoist tradition believe controlling qi is essential to a long and healthy life.
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Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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