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imprisonment
Kanji 1951

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Synopsis

Take a walk on the dark side with 錮! Find out how to discuss the length and severity of prison sentences (possibly including hard labor) and punishments in the past that involved exile to remote islands. Along the way, learn several words for "imprisonment" and "judicial sentence," and read about spiral shells, tinkering with molten metal, and political unrest in ancient China.

Revision history:

Jan. 23, 2016: Changed the very beginning and ending of p. 2. The first sentence made no sense, and as for the end, it was incorrect to say that no one had defined the Joyo set or Toyo set before World War II. Such sets did in fact exist from 1923 onward but didn't limit the usage of kanji as postwar sets have done. 

Oct. 23, 2015: Originally published.

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1951 on 錮, titled "Invisible Imprisonment"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
JOYO KUN-YOMI
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RADICAL金 (167: metal)
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