yāng center; end; to beg

Number of strokes 5

Different tone

yáng (yang) yáng (sheep)

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Ancient coastal province of Shandong

Ancient coastal province of Shandong


The eastern province of Shandong sticks out into the Yellow Sea and has many historic attractions. It boasts the birthplace of Confucius and also the manufacture of Qingdao beer. The most sacred mountain in China - Taishan - has many ancient temples and memorials.

The Song sisters

The three famous Song (or Soong) sisters all married important Chinese leaders. Song Ailing married H. H. Kung one of the richest men in the world; Song Qingling married Sun Yatsen and Song Meiling married Chiang Kaishek. They were born in Shanghai but the ancestral family home is on Hainan island.
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