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Stroke order is important to get the right proportions. First, it's like a picture. A good photographer would know the law of thirds. Similar concept in Chinese characters. The previous stroke helps to align the next stroke on the page. Take 酉 for instance. I was always taught that you start from top left, first down then right. Start with the 一。But ...


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This doesn't exactly answer your question, but I got curious so I looked into some of his quotations. If you consider some of the recorded quotations (i.e "The Jewish cabal is out to get me."), then the possibility of your quotation been attributed to Nixon might not be that far off. From the same page, his one quotation on "the Chinese" is rather ...


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Tung river is the translation of 銅河, it's called 大渡河 (Dadu river) now. On page 127 of the "to the snows of tibet through china", it was written: . . . Lu-ting-chiao, which is built on both banks of the Tung River, . . . Well, Lu-ting-chiao is 瀘定橋. BTW, there's a map on page 353, you may compare it with other source :) Another interesting book about ...



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