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Zhao (pinyin: zhào, Wade-Giles: Chao, simplified Chinese: 赵, traditional Chinese: 趙) is a common Chinese family name. The origin of the family name came from the people of State of Zhao in ancient China. Pinyin (Chinese: 拼音, pÄ«nyÄ«n) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... Simplified Chinese characters (Simplified Chinese: 简体字; Traditional Chinese: 簡體字; pinyin: jiǎntǐzì; also called 简化字/簡化字, jiǎnhuàzì) are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... Traditional Chinese characters are one of two standard character sets of printed contemporary Chinese written language. ... A Chinese surname, also called a clan name or family name (姓, pinyin: x ng; or 氏, shi), is one of the over seven hundred family names used by Han Chinese and Sinicized Chinese ethnic groups. ... State of Zhao (small seal script, 220 BC) Zhao (pinyin: zhao4, simplified Chinese: èµµ, traditional Chinese: 趙) was a Chinese state during the Warring States Period. ...

Zhao is the first surname in the Book of Surnames (literally translated: The 100 Family Names). Zhao is the first surname because Zhao was the name of the emperor when the book was created. The book was created as a form of census.

The family name can be transliterated to Chew, Chiu or Jiu in Cantonese. Transliteration in a narrow sense is a mapping from one script into another script. ... Cantonese (Traditional Chinese: 粵語; Simplified Chinese: 粤语, Cantonese: Yuet6yue5; Mandarin pinyin: Yueyu, Yụet (Guangdong) language) is one of the major dialect groups or languages of the Chinese language or language family. ...

Zhao can also be a less common family name 兆 (Siu in Cantonese.)

Zhao is represented in Vietnamese by Triệu.

Prominent people with family name 赵/趙

Admiral Zhao is a villain in the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝) was a ruling dynasty in China from 960-1279. ... Rosalind Chao or Chao Jyalin (趙家玲 Pinyin: Zhào JÄ«alín) is a Chinese American actress born in Anaheim, California. ... Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao Elaine Lan Chao (Chinese: 趙小蘭, pinyin: Zhào Xiǎolán, Wade-Giles Chao Hsiao-lan; b. ... The United States Secretary of Labor is the head of the United States Department of Labor. ... Yuen Ren Chao (Traditional Chinese: 趙元任; Pinyin: Zhào Yuánrèn; WG: Chao Yüan-jen; Gwoyeu Romatzyh: Jaw Yuanrenn) (November 3, 1892 - February 25, 1982) was a Chinese linguist and amateur composer who shaped Gwoyeu Romatzyh and the scientific studies, especially the phonology, of the Chinese language. ... The following is a list of linguists, those who study linguistics. ... Categories: Artist stubs | Calligraphers | Chinese painters ... Calligraphy in a Latin Bible of AD 1407 on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. ... Zhao Tuo (Trad. ... Nam Việt (Chinese language: 南越, Pinyin: Nányuè) was an ancient kingdom that consisted much of modern northern Vietnam and the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi. ... Japanese silk painting of Zhao Yun, from Edo period. ... General is a high military rank, used by nearly every country in the world. ... The Three Kingdoms period (Simplified Chinese: 三国; Traditional Chinese: 三國; Pinyin Sānguó) is a period in the history of China. ... Zhao Ziyang (Simplified Chinese: 赵紫阳; Traditional Chinese: 趙紫陽; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chao Tzu-yang) (October 17, 1919–January 17, 2005) was a politician in the Peoples Republic of China. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... The Unknown Rebel — This famous photo, taken by Associated Press photographer Jeff Widener, depicts a lone protester whose actions halted the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour. ...

Zhao is also the shorthand of State of Zhao during the end of Spring and Autumn Period. State of Zhao (small seal script, 220 BC) Zhao (pinyin: zhao4, simplified Chinese: 赵, traditional Chinese: 趙) was a Chinese state during the Warring States Period. ... The Spring and Autumn Period (Chinese: 春秋時代; pinyin: ) represented an era in Chinese history between 722 BC and 481 BC. The period takes its name from the Spring and Autumn Annals, a chronicle of the period whose authorship was traditionally attributed to Confucius. ...

Zhao (兆) is a Chinese number for 106 or 1012. Today, speakers of Chinese use three numeral systems: the ubiquitous system of Arabic numerals, along with two ancient Chinese numeral systems. ...

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Han Zhao - definition of Han Zhao in Encyclopedia (937 words)
The Han Zhao (Simplified Chinese characters: 汉赵, Traditional Chinese characters: 漢趙, pinyin: Hànzhào) (304-329) was a state of the Sixteen Kingdoms during the Chinese Jin Dynasty (265-420).
Although chronologically the Han Zhao was not the first of the kingdoms, its armies sacked the Jin dynastic capitals of Luoyang in 311 and Chang'an in 316.
The Former Zhao state was proclaimed and lasted until 329 when Shi Le defeated Liu Yao at the river Luo.
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