zhú bamboo

Note

A simplified picture of leaves emerging from a bamboo stem
Number of strokes 6

Radical

Index 118 used in: bǐ (pen) ; suàn (calculate) ; xiào (smile) ; jiàn (arrow) ; dì (ordinal (1st,2nd))

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Sounds same

zhú (bamboo)

Different tone

zhū (hog) zhǔ (dot) zhǔ (owner) zhǔ (to cook) zhù (to live) zhù (to halt)
Full character form of this simplified radical: zhú

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

The ancient Shu kingdom

We often think of China as a single unified nation but through its long history different regions have expressed their own unique identity within China. One of these is the Shu Kingdom that now covers Sichuan and Chongqing provinces. As the area is protected on three sides by high mountains it has always seen itself as a somewhat separate entity. After the Han dynasty China broke up into several kingdoms, it was the Shu kingdom that held on to many Han traditions.
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Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been grown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addiciive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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