Thanks General Yun!!
That's a brief info of China..
Is there any thread in this forum that discuss the history of each province and county or city of China ?
How about non-Han kingdoms such as the Jin, Dali, Liao and etc?
There is currently no threads discussing the history of each province/city/county but you might want to go to our chinese geography forum to discuss it.
Zunjing de General Zhaoyun,
Thank you so much for providing other members with a brief, but comprehensive history of China. I could have never written something that compressed!
Hmm, I have always wondered when did China start referring their country as "Zhong Quo." I guess this term has been under a lot of constructions beginning with the early Zhou Dynasty to the modern era. I have just learned that Sun Yat Sen founded the "Zhong Hua Min Guo" in 1911 and the name "Zhong Guo" was its short form.
Refer to this article that I've translated for the history of terms used for referring to China, esp. Zhong Guohttp://www.chinahist...showtopic=15540
So, the short form of "Da Han Min Guo" is "Han Guo?" I have always referred to Korea as "Da Han" in the past and everyone understood which country I was talking about. However, have I been using this term incorrectly all this time?
Republic of Korea is called "Da Han Min Guo 大韩民国" (short form "Han Guo 韩国"). Note that the character "han 韩 " used for korea is different from the character "han 汉" used for Han dynasty (in chinese history).
Thanks Zhao Yun. But can anuone tell me more about the rule of Emperor Chong Zhen of Ming Dynasty. I am more interested in him. I dun think he is as bad as described by the history. I think put the blame of the fall of Ming Dynasty on him. What you guys think?
For info regarding Emperor Chong Zhen of Ming dynasty, refer to this threadhttp://www.chinahist...showtopic=18727
I think maybe you have awrong idea about Taiwan.if you want to learn about 中国，you must know and think they are中国人,not Taiwanese.Furthermore,Chinese also be called yanhuangzisun 炎黄子孙and longdechuanren 龙的传人
Taiwanese referred to themselves as "Taiwanese", which is just like Shanghainese refer to themselves as "Shanghainese", largely based on the origin of location. They might also call themselves "Taiwanese" to differentiate from mainlanders, but when it's about race/culture identity, they will most likely refer themselves as Zhongguo Ren (Chinese). There had been some association with local Taiwanese cultural identity and independent group like to stress that the local Taiwanese culture is different from mainland Chinese culture. However, in actual fact, local Taiwanese culture is still essentially chinese culture in nature, but mixed with some Japanese and American cultural influence. There are various aspects of traditional chinese culture in Taiwan that is still better-perserved but has disappeared in mainland China.