quǎn dog

Note

Ancient picture of a stylized rearing dog, the dot represents an ear
Number of strokes 4

Sounds same

quǎn (dog)

Different tone

quán (all) quán (spring)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: quǎn

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

虎父无犬子 hǔ fù wú quǎn zǐ A son is similar to his father
鸡犬不宁 jī quǎn bù ning All in turmoil and excitement
一犬吠影,白犬吠声 yī quǎn fèi yǐng, bǎi quǎn fèi shēng Blindly follow a trend without even knowing its origin

Nixon visit

Richard Nixon, US President visited Mao Zedong in February 1972. The visit marked the end of a long period of isolation for China and hostility with the U.S.. John Adams wrote an opera about the visit called ‘Nixon in China ’.
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Power and Prosperity during the Tang dynasty

Power and Prosperity during the Tang dynasty

History

When the dynasties of China are brought to mind, the Han, Tang and Ming are generally considered the greatest. During the Tang China was undoubtedly the only world super-power with huge cities and great achievements. Tang poetry is considered the finest. Influence of China spread far to the west reaching the Aral Sea and Pakistan.
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