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- Cantonese (Jyutping): bak1 min6
- Hakka (Pha̍k-fa-sṳ): pet-mien
- Min Nan (POJ): pak-bīn
- Min Nan
According to ancient convention, the most important person in a room would be seated on the north side facing south. All subordinates would therefore be facing north, in deference to the most important person (such as the emperor).