jīn scarf; towel

Note

Picture of a small piece of cloth hanging down
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 50 used in: cháng (always) ; shì (market) ; mào (hat)

< Previous radical 49 Next radical 51 gàn >

Sounds same

jīn (ferry crossing) jīn (metal) jīn (modern) jīn (axe) jīn (metal)

Different tone

jìn (near) jìn jìn (to advance)

< Previous jīn Next jīn >

Chinese Dark Age

Historians like to see parallels when comparing world history. The Qin-Han dynasties from 221BCE to 220CE is contemporary with the Roman Empire 27BCE to 284CE and the fall of the Han like the fall of Rome brought in a long period of chaos and disunity. In Europe the Dark Ages were longer and deeper than in China. Chinese language and traditions hung on in patches and knowledge was never completely lost. China quickly found its own strength again on re-unification under the Sui dynasty 581CE. So in China the Dark Ages lasted 360 years, in Europe they are considered to have lasted over 500 years.
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