tóng boy servant

Made up of [ stand; rise radical 117, inside; chinese mile; village radical 166]


Originally a picture of a needle going through a slave's eye to blind them - and force servitude. Later form has ideas of 'standing' and 'inside' giving concept of a boy awaiting orders in a house
Number of strokes 12

Related characters

Using : wèi (position) qīn (parent) zhàn (station) yīn (sound)
Using : lǐ (texture)

Sounds same

tóng (same)

Different tone

tōng (open)

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Treaty Ports in China

Treaty Ports in China


All about the exploitation of China by foreign powers from the Ming dynasty to the foundation of the PRC in 1949. The establishment of foreign enclaves within most Chinese cities one hundred years ago led to many frictions with the foreign powers, particularly Britain. The treaty port system forcibly opened up cities to foreign trade in lat Qing dyansty China.
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