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(Encyclopedia) China, Mandarin Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo [central glorious people's united country; i.e., people's republic], officially People's Republic of China, country (2015 est.?


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China Incident

(Encyclopedia) China Incident: see Sino-Japanese War, Second.

china marks

(Encyclopedia) china marks, potter's trademark or signature, incised in the plastic clay before firing or printed before glazing on the bottom of the piece to identify it as his product. The?

china clay

(Encyclopedia) china clay, one of the purest of the clays, composed chiefly of the mineral kaolinite usually formed when granite is changed by hydrothermal metamorphism. Usage of the terms china clay?

bone china

(Encyclopedia) bone china, variety of porcelain developed by English potters in the last half of the 18th and early 19th cent. The clay is tempered with phosphate of lime or bone ash. This innovation?

Cochin China

(Encyclopedia) Cochin China k?ch?n, k??, Fr. Cochinchine, historic region (c.26,500 sq mi/68,600 sq km) of Vietnam, SE Asia. The capital and chief city was Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City). Cochin?

Provinces and Regions of China

Name Area(sq mi) Area(sq km) CapitalProvinces Anhui (Anhwei) 54,015 139,900 Hefei (Hofei) Fujian (Fukien) 47,529 123,100 Fuzhou (Fukien) Gansu (Kansu) 137,104 355,100 Lanzhou (Lanchow)?

China's Dynasties

One of (or some of) the world's oldest civilizations China is one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world and throughout much of their history, the country?s leadership has been claimed?