How China was Named in History

在古代,老外们都怎么称呼中国

时间:2018-10-11 17:11:27

It’s Chinese National Day! On October 1st of 1949, a ceremony was held at Tian’anmen Square, Beijing to celebrate the forming of the Central People's Government, which marked the official founding of People's Republic of China. And this year 2018 is the 69th anniversary of the founding of China.

又到一年国庆节啦!1949年10月1日,在北京天安门广场举行的开国大典标志着中华人民共和国正式成立。今年,是新中国成立的第69周年。

More about Chinese National Day

Since October 1st of 1949, National Day has been made a public holiday in China, celebrated annually on October 1st. The National Day also marks the start of Golden Weeks.

The National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government-organized festivities. Public places, such as Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive theme.

“China” in Chinese means “the central country”. However in history, China was not called “the central country” by ancient Chinese people and other countries in the world. Wonder how China was named in history by your country? Check this out:

虽然“中国”这个名字古已有之,但包括中国古人在内,都很少用此名称呼自己的国家,更别说长期脱线的歪果仁了。今天我们就来说说在古代,老外们都是怎么称呼中国的:

编辑: 田静怡