“中”is created by shooting an arrow:│right into the centre of a square target.Man scored a bull’s-eye and secured a mark for “centre”:中.He added a decoration of four stripes,rearranged them,stripped them off,and finally hit his mark for simplicity:中.The symbol also means standing in the middle or neutrality.
A Hundred Shots,A Hundred Bullseyes
In the Spring and Autumn period,there was an excellent archer in the State of Chu called Yang YouJi.To test his skill,someone chose three leaves at different heights on a willow tree,and challenged him to hit them all,one after another. Yang YouJi stood more than a hundred paces away and hit the three leaves in three shots.
A hundred shots,a hundred bullseyes,describes excellent marksmanship.Later it became used to refer to great precision and perfect assurance.
“Analysis of Chinese Characters by bilingual”，is opened forthe convenience of Chinese and foreign friends who are interested in Chinese characters. We’ll push a Chinese character every Monday，analyze its originand related culture. If there is any impropriety，welcome to correct us.