suì year; age

Made up of [ shān mountain radical 46, sunset; evening radical 36]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Simplified from a 'walking' and phonetic, the simpler form uses 'mountain' and 'sunset' suggesting passage of time

Related characters


Using shān : dǎo (island) àn (bank)
Using : wài (outside) yè (night) míng (name) duō (many) duō (many)

Different tone

suī (although) suī (rap) suí (Sui) suí

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Pronunciation

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Also

岁时 suì shí seasons
The governance of modern China

The governance of modern China

Modern History

Governing 1,400 million people is no mean feat. China's structure of government is a power pyramid with the President at its head. In theory the people elect representatives who decide policy, in practise the ruling elite are rarely challenged by the democratic process. However the strong military involvement in government has been on the wane for over 25 years.
I Ching (Yi Jing) ancient Chinese fortune telling

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Culture

In ancient China the Emperor would do very little without consulting the Yi Jing (I Ching). The Imperial court had experts to interpret the answers given by this method of Divination. Because it produces a set for 'now' and also a 'change' it is called the Book of Changes and contains explanations of the transformation.
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