zhōu prefecture

Made up of [ chuān river radical 47, zhǔ dot radical 3]

Note

Pictograph of a river with islands on it as ancient towns were all built near rivers, and can represent an island of administrative area 'prefecture' and so a very common component of place names

Related characters


Using chuān : shùn (to obey)
Using zhǔ : tài (too) yù (jade) lì (beautiful) wū (crow) yì (justice) zhǔ (owner) zhù (to live) dì (younger brother) bái (bright) sháo (spoon) duì (to cash) lìng (to order) yóu (outstanding) liáng (good) pù (store) wèi (do)

Sounds same

zhōu (region) zhōu (surname Zhou) zhōu (boat)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

泉州 Quanzhou, Fujian
福州 Fuzhou, Fujian
兰州 Lanzhou, Gansu
惠州 Huizhou, Guangdong
广州 Guangzhou, Guangdong
柳州 Liuzhou, Guangxi
沧州 Cangzhou, Hebei
郑州 Zhengzhou, Henan
随州 Suizhou, Hubei
荆州 Jingzhou, Hubei
扬州 Yangzhou, Jiangsu
常州 Changzhou, Jiangsu
苏州 Suzhou, Jiangsu
徐州 Xuzhou, Jiangsu
锦州 Jinzhou, Liaoning
德州 Dezhou, Shandong
滕州 Tengzhou, Shandong
泸州 Luzhou, Sichuan
邳州 Pizhou, Jiangsu
湖州 Huzhou, Zhejiang
温州 Wenzhou, Zhejiang
杭州 Hangzhou, Zhejiang
漳州 Zhangzhou, Fujian
台州 Taizhou, Zhejiang
赣州 Ganzhou, Jiangxi
宿州 Suzhou Anhui, Anhui

Also

瀛州 yíng zhōu Isles of the Blessed
The governance of modern China

The governance of modern China

Modern History

Governing 1,400 million people is no mean feat. China's structure of government is a power pyramid with the President at its head. In theory the people elect representatives who decide policy, in practise the ruling elite are rarely challenged by the democratic process. However the strong military involvement in government has been on the wane for over 25 years.
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