mǐn dish; vessel; shallow container


Picture of a bowl
Number of strokes 5


Index 108 used in: pén (basin)

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Different tone

mín (people)

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


The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been grown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addiciive. 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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