shùn to obey; to follow; to arrange

Made up of [ page; leaf radical 181, chuān river radical 47]

Note

Originally river and person with large head suggesting some sort of border dispute and coercion

Related characters


Using : lǐng (neck)
Using chuān : zhōu (prefecture)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

抚顺 Fushun, Liaoning

Proverbs

节哀顺变 jié āi shùn biàn Often said as a token of condolence on a death
逆来顺受 nì lái shùn shòu Deal with things as they happen; do not put them off
心旷神怡,事事顺利 xīn kuàng shén yí, shì shì shùn lì Feeling happy and relaxed
Quintessence of the Nation

Quintessence of the Nation

Culture

Traditional Chinese Opera was the entertainment of all Chinese over many centuries. A long evening performance contains elements of drama, music, comedy, acrobatics and martial arts. Each region has its own distinctive form. Over time complex movements have been given specific meanings as a very sparse set is used open on three sides. The art form has inspired many Western composers to emulate the style.
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