A field(田),where strength(力)is exerted,is the symbol for “masculine”man 男,the male of the human species.This is probably because the home is where the female of the same species exerts her strength. The feature of farm cultivation is men do field-work and women do housework,it was also the most common division of labour in ancient families.
A man is called "Han", beginning in the reign of Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty. At that time, the Han Dynasty officers and men fought bravely,The soldiers of XiongNu(an ancient nationality in China), call the Han soldiers“Han man” or “true man”. After Song and Yuan Dynasties, " true man "is often used to praise the people who are generous in aiding needy people,such as heroes of the《Water Margin》. As time goes by, the combination of “Han man” 、"man"and"male" form the word " true man(Hero)".
“True man(Hero)”is a praise and honor to a man. Describe a man who is brave and impavidity for justice、no fear of sacrifice、disregard fame and wealth、and have courage for commitment.
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