shǒu hand

Note

A simplified picture of a hand with a line across the palm - simplified by one stroke from character form
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 64 used in: wǒ (I (me)) ; zhǎo (to try to find) ; gǎo (to do) ; bào (to announce) ; bàn (to act) ; bào (to hold) ; bǎ (to hold) ; jì (skill) ; dān (to undertake)

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Sounds same

shǒu (hand) shǒu (head)

Different tone

shòu (to receive)
Full character form of this simplified radical: shǒu

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

Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. 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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