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What is “China proper”, its ‘original’ borders?

  China proper (also Inner China) was a term used by Western writers on the Qing Dynasty to express a distinction between the core and frontier regions of China. There is no fixed extent for China proper, as many administrative, cultural, … Continue reading

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Yeahhh! Make China withdraw to its ‘proper’ borders @A Merkel, a Map, a Message to China?

On March 28, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts. Merkel presented to Xi a 1735 map of China made by prolific Frenchcartographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville and printed by a German publishing house. … Continue reading

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