10 Facts About China proper


China proper, Inner China or the Eighteen Provinces is a term used by some Western writers in reference to the "core" regions of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty of China.

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China proper adopted the opinions of Du Halde and Grosier and suspected that the name of "China" came from Qin dynasty.

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Today, China proper is a controversial concept in China itself, since the current official paradigm does not contrast the core and the periphery of China.

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Separation of China into a "China proper" dominated by Han people and other states for ethnic minorities such as East Turkestan for the Uyghurs impugns on the legitimacy of China's current territorial borders, which is based on the succession of states principle.

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One way of thinking about China proper is to refer to the long-standing territories held by dynasties of China founded by the Han people.

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The Five-Striped Flag was adopted as the national flag, and the Republic of China proper viewed itself as a single unified state encompassing all five regions handed down by the Qing dynasty.

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The People's Republic of China proper, which was founded in 1949 and replaced the Republic of China proper on the Chinese mainland, has continued to claim essentially the same borders, with the only major exception being the recognition of an independent Mongolia.

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The Republic of China proper subdivided Inner Mongolia in its time on the mainland, although the People's Republic of China proper later joined Mongol-inhabited territories into a single autonomous region.

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The Republic of China proper was forced to acknowledge the independence of Mongolia in 1945, but the recognition was later revoked in 1953.

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China proper is often associated with the Han people, the majority ethnic group of China and with the extent of the Chinese languages, an important unifying element of the Han ethnicity.

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