xīn heart

Note

A very much simplified picture of a heart
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 61 used in: qíng (affection) ; jīng (to start) ; pà (to be afraid) ; yì (to recollect) ; máng (busy) ; dǒng (to understand) ; lián (to pity)

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Sounds same

xīn (new) xīn (heart) xīn (hard)
Full character form of this simplified radical: xīn

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stroke order for 忄
Stroke order for character 忄, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Quintessence of the Nation

Quintessence of the Nation

Culture

Traditional Chinese Opera was the entertainment of all Chinese over many centuries. A long evening performance contains elements of drama, music, comedy, acrobatics and martial arts. Each region has its own distinctive form. Over time complex movements have been given specific meanings as a very sparse set is used open on three sides. The art form has inspired many Western composers to emulate the style.

The Queue

The queue or 辫子 bianzi was the 'pigtail' that all Chinese men were forced to wear during the Qing dynasty. It was a hated symbol of subjugation under Manchu rule and you see it in films about China during this time. Not wearing the queue was considered treason and received the death penalty. The hair was plaited and never cut and so became very long. As well as the queue Chinese men had to shave off the hair from the front half of the head.
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