zàng treasury; storing place; depository



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Pronunciation

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Provinces

西藏 Tibet

Proverbs

藏龙卧虎 cáng lóng wò hǔ There are people lurking with great power and strength
笑里藏刀 xiaò lǐ cáng dāo Malice concealed by apparent friendliness

Southern Rebellion

The Taiping Rebellion (1850-64) swept all before it. If they had gone on to take Beijing world history would have been very different. However Hong Xiuquan seems to have been content to rule southern China from Nanjing and not wish to take on the enfeebled Manchu dynasty. Ultimately Western support for the Qing dynasty was the decisive factor in his defeat. This is a paradox because the Taipings professed to be Christians and followed the ten commandments so it would have been expected that they would have received help and support in spreading the Christian message.
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fāng square; honest; upright

Origin

Originally two boats lashed together then became a swastika to represent four regions of a square

Radical

Index 70 used in: used in: zú (clan) ; fáng (house) ; 访 fǎng (to visit) ; fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) ; 仿 fǎng (to imitate) ; fáng (to protect) ; fàng (let go)
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