yún cloud; say

Alternative traditional form of character:


Represents the rising of vapour up into the sky
Number of strokes 4

Different tone

yùn (to move)

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


云南 Yunnan


连云港 Lianyungang, Jiangsu


翻云覆雨 fān yún fù yǔ Impressing by conjuring tricks
云消雾散 yún xiāo wù sàn All becomes clear again. Troubles are over.


yún cloud


The island of Taiwan has for centuries been ruled by different peoples. Up until the 17th century indigenous tribes ruled, Then the Dutch took it as a trading port. The remnants of the Ming dynasty under Guoxingye took it from the Dutch and then the Manchu Qing dynasty took it in 1683 when it first came part of China. The French took control very briefly in 1884. Then control passed to Japan who ruled 1895 until 1945. It was the Nationalist leader Chiang Kaishek who fled there is 1949 as a government in exile. The conflicts with the Peoples Republic have gradually diminished only recently.
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