12 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 8th grade
JLPT exam level N1

manipulate, rule, administer, conduct, palm of hand

Kun'yomi
  • てのひら palm (of one's hand)
  • たなごころ palm (of one's hand)
On'yomi
  • ショウ

Main Radical

(KanXi) (Nelson)

Character Breakdown

manipulate, rule, administer
てのひら ショウ たなごころ (8th, N1)
esteem, furthermore, still
なお ショウ たか (9th, N1)
desert, border prairie, the 1st form is radical 13
キョウ ケイ まきがまえ
upside-down box radical (no. 13)
キョウ ケイ (Kentei 1)
mouth
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)
hand
て シュ ズ (1st, N4)

References

Unicode hex code 638C
JIS X 0208 30-24
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 1366
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2200
Halpern, J. New Japanese-English Character Dictionary 2602
Halpern, J. Kodansha Kanji Dictionary 3215
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha) 1666
Halpern, J. Kanji Learners Dictionary (Kodansha), 2nd edition (2013) 2256
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji 801
Heisig, J. Remembering The Kanji, Sixth Ed. 864
Gakken A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage 1618
O'Neill, P.G. Japanese Names 1748
O'Neill, P.G. Essential Kanji 1210
Morohashi Daikanwajiten 12248
Henshall, K. A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters 1402
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana 499
Spahn and Hadamitzky Kanji and Kana (2011 edition) 508
Hodges & Okazaki Japanese Kanji Flashcards 1360
Kask, A. Tuttle Kanji Cards 1537
Nishiguchi & Kono Kanji in Context 1677
Kodansha Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide 850
Maniette, Y. Les Kanjis dans la tete 809
Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3n9.4
Four corner code 9050.2
De Roo Code 1047