wǎng monarch

Note

Probably a picture of an ancient ax, but others say that the lines for heaven, man and earth are linked by a vertical line to represent the unifying/controlling influence of the king or monarch
Number of strokes 4

Sounds same

wǎng (net)

Different tone

wāng (lame) wáng (to die)

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Pronunciation

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

People

王维 Wang Wei
王莽 Wang Mang
王羲之 Wang Xizhi

The name of Confucius

The name in Chinese is 孔子 Kǒngzǐ or 孔夫子 Kǒngfūzǐ meaning “Master Kong” as Kong is the surname. His descendents, now in the 83rd generation still live at his birthplace Qufu, Shandong. Confucius is the Wade-Giles approximation of the name in English.
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Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess

Culture

Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
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