A problem question?

问题 「問題」
wen4 ti2
1. Question, issue
2. Trouble, mishap
definition from Pleco dictionary

Interesting to note that 问题 means either a question or a problem. On a stretch, this can reveal how the thought process in their history was.

I would hazard a guess that because of their social structure of obedience (see Confucianism, five relationships), questions could potentially be seen as a problem, in a positive or negative sense.

This would be an interesting research topic.


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