Chinese Empire

Chinese Empire

noun
China under the rule of various imperial dynasties, including China proper and other domains, as Manchuria, Mongolia, Sinkiang, and Tibet: replaced by a republic in January, 1912.

Origin:
1875–80

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Chinese Empire
 
n
China as ruled by the emperors until the establishment of the republic in 1911--12

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