ròu meat

Note

A picture of pieces of dried meat tied up in a bundle. NOTE: In simplified chinese some characters that used the 'meat' radical have now been put under the very similar looking 'moon' radical.
Number of strokes 4

Radical

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Sounds same

ròu (meat)
Full character form of this simplified radical: ròu

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stroke order for ⺼
Stroke order for character ⺼, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Song dynasty

Song dynasty

History

The Song dynasty is a period of Chinese refinement and peace rather than military prowess. Great strides were taken in the creative arts and literature. Prosperity from the growing trade by sea rather than overland fueled the building of huge cities. The eventual conquest by the Mongol hordes brought the dynasty to a tragic close.

Bolts

A bolt can mean several things, one of the more obscure is as a measure of length of cloth. A bolt of silk was used as a trading currency for many centuries. Barbarian neighbors were often paid off by being given thousands of bolts of silk. It is roughly 15 to 25 yards of cloth, the measurement varied over time and the measure is still in use. In China it is known as 匹 or 疋 and is now set to be equal to four zhang.
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