凵 kǎn open box
NotePicture of a box without a lid
Number of strokes 2
Index 17 used in: 出 chū (go out)
; 画 huà (to draw)
Different tone刊 kān (to print)
看 kàn (look)
Stroke order for character 凵, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
Even the name used for Tibet
is contentious. The name used in the West 'Tibet' probably comes from the Arabic 'Tibat' meaning 'the summits'. In China it is known as 西藏 xī zàng
meaning 'Western treasury of Buddhist scriptures'. It is the strength of Buddhism
in Tibet that has set it apart from China. The Tibetan name for themselves is Bod or in Sanskrit བོད
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The cultivation of rice
for food has been carried out in China for the last 10,000 years. Over this time about 50,000 different varieties have been bred selectively for every possible soil and climate type. Recently it has proved cheaper to import rice rather than grow it in China, so rather surprisingly China is a major importer of this staple food.
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