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Delilah D. Mays AC1007506 GE 350 World Geography Assignment 03 World Geography 11/7/2015 China’s official name changed with each era which is known as Zhōngguó which plainly translates to "Central Nation" or (customarily) as "Middle Kingdom" from Mandarin to English. This name emanated from China’s culture control of the region’s history, from antediluvian times, they started many of the most noteworthy human advances from art to technology. It also originated from the notion of Sino-centrism which dates back to the Spring/Autumn period. It can be attributed to the cultural-ethnic cognizance of 'civilized' and those "uncivilized barbarian" who thereafter migrated into the China’s central plain. Consequently, the Chinese started to refer to the states within the central plain of China "Zhōngguó" literally meaning "Middle Kingdom" and its fringe "yi" meaning (civilized barbarians). From the 1900’s, they perceived themselves as being at the center of the world and the center of civilization when the Chou people settled on the Northern China Plains. They were unacquainted of the West and thought that they were hemmed in by barbarians. Amazingly, they were not totally unaware that in the Western hemisphere, civilizations happened as well. This conviction was resolutely tested when industrialization ultimately came to China (Jacques 12). China supports approximately a fifth of the world’s population on merely 8 percent of the world’s arable land, it is home to about 1.3 billion people. It is situated between Laos, Vietnam and
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