三 (sān) three

Chinese: 三

pinyin: sān

English: three

Imagery: A representation of the heaven, the earth and human

History of character: After the separation of the heaven and the earth, human started to emerge. The trinity of the heaven, the earth and human is now represented by three strokes. Three Kingdoms (220-280) (Chinese: 三国 Pinyin: sān guó) was the three division of China between the states of Wei, Shu, and Wu, which started with the dissolution of the Han dynasty.

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