Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Hendryk, Feb 11, 2008.
Since Thande has done the map for Western Europe, here is, in the same spirit, the one for China.
Hey thanks, that's rather awesome.
I always wonder if our translations of the common Chinese words for countries are just the result of 19th century romanticism, or if they really do evoke such slightly odd uses of Auspicious Venerable Peaceful Peace
"River of the Black Dragon" beats "Midlands" hands down any time.
Best names i've ever heard
Very cool Hendryk. Good job.
Do you know what Inner Mongolia means?
The inner land of the Mongols...
I want to know what Mongol means,I could have figured that one by myself.
Mongols meant "The Invincibles" according to German Wiki.
While awesome , doesn't "Xinjiang" mean "Western Frontier" ?
More like "New Frontier" in fact. Having doublechecked, that does sound more accurate than the vague "New Territories".
Also, I realize in hindsight that there's an element of Pinyin I forgot to edit from the map: Hu 湖 means "lake", so Hubei and Hunan are respectively "North of the Lake" and "South of the Lake".
Separate names with a comma.