政通人和

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Chinese[edit]

political; politics; government
 
go through; know well; to connect
go through; know well; to connect; to communicate; open
man; person; people
 
mix together; peace; harmony
mix together; peace; harmony; and; with; union; cap (a poem); respond in singing; soft; warm
simp. and trad.
(政通人和)

Etymology[edit]

From Yueyang Lou Ji by 范仲淹 (Fan Zhongyan):

慶曆滕子京謫守巴陵明年政通人和百廢具興 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
庆历滕子京谪守巴陵明年政通人和百废具兴 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: 1046, 范仲淹 (Fan Zhongyan), 《岳陽樓記》
Qìnglì sì nián chūn, téngzǐjīng zhéshǒu bālíng jùn. Yuè míngnián, zhèngtōngrénhé, bǎifèijùxìng. [Pinyin]
In spring of the fourth year of the reign of Emperor Qingli, Teng Zijing was demoted and exiled to Baling County. After two years, governance is smooth, and the people are happy and harmonious; all the previously abandoned tasks are being undertaken.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

政通人和

  1. to have smooth governance and a happy and harmonious society