Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Huawaizhidi is a collective term for the land outward of Chinese culture, which literally means ''outer fringe of Chinese civilization''. ''Hua'' is from Chinese character for culture . The people in this area were called ''Huawaizhimin'' , means ''uncivilized people''.

These two words are sometime used together in Chinese documents as '''', mean ''uncivilized people in outer fringes of civilization''. Taiwan was presumable as Huawaizhidi in Chinese history and the Qing dynasty of China used this term for Taiwan.

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