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'''天朝 (Tiāncháo): Celestial Empire'''
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<h3>''Tiāncháo'' 天朝</h3>
  
[[File:Tianchao.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Character combining “celestial” and “kingdom.(source unknown)'']]
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[[File:Tianchao.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Character combining "celestial" and "kingdom." (source unknown)'']]
  
Ancient name for China. Netizens use the term sarcastically to refer to China under the current government. It often suggests that China’s leaders are self-important, have a China-centric view of the world, and embody many of the imperial trappings communism was supposed to have thrown off.
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Ancient name for China; sarcastic nickname for the current party-state.  
  
“Celestial Empire” is also used in other sarcastic plays on words, such as “[[Celestial Empire goes into the pot]]” (天朝上锅 Tiāncháo shàng guō), which is a near-homonym for “Celestial Empire above all other nations.
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Using the historic term "Celestial Empire" suggests that China's leaders are self-important, have a China-centric view of the world, and embody many of the imperial trappings communism was supposed to have cast off.
  
'''Example:'''
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<blockquote>''Zhenshidehuangyane'' (@真实的谎言e): Special characteristics of the '''Celestial Empire''': corruption is its father, shamelessness is  its mother! What a [[mystical country]]! (September 24, 2014)</blockquote>
<blockquote>''Zhenshidehuangyane'' (@真实的谎言e): Special characteristics of the '''Celestial Empire''': corruption is its father, shamelessness is  its mother! What a mystical country! (September 24, 2014)</blockquote>
 
 
<blockquote> '''天朝'''特色,腐败是爹,无耻是妈! //@老王故事会://@相思洋: 神奇的国度![[https://freeweibo.com/en/weibo/3758270869142246 '''Chinese''']]</blockquote>
 
<blockquote> '''天朝'''特色,腐败是爹,无耻是妈! //@老王故事会://@相思洋: 神奇的国度![[https://freeweibo.com/en/weibo/3758270869142246 '''Chinese''']]</blockquote>
  
Probably because “Celestial Empire” is often used in criticism of the government or state of affairs in China, an alternate way of writing it has at times been [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/08/sensitive-words-intranets-prostitution-and-more/ blocked] from Sina Weibo search results.  
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"Celestial Empire" is used plays on words, such as [[Celestial Empire goes into the pot]], a near-homonym for "Celestial Empire above all other nations."
  
[[TG]] is sometimes used as an approximate abbreviation, but it actually stands for 土共 (Tǔgòng), another name for the Communist Party of China.
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Since "Celestial Empire" is often used in criticism of the government or state of affairs in China, an alternate way of writing it has at times been [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/08/sensitive-words-intranets-prostitution-and-more/ blocked] from Sina Weibo search results.
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[[TG]] is sometimes used as an approximate abbreviation, but it actually stands for ''Tǔgòng'' 土共, another name for the Communist Party of China.
  
 
See also [[mystical country]] and [[expensive country]].  
 
See also [[mystical country]] and [[expensive country]].  
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Revision as of 19:11, 8 July 2016

Tiāncháo 天朝

Character combining "celestial" and "kingdom." (source unknown)

Ancient name for China; sarcastic nickname for the current party-state.

Using the historic term "Celestial Empire" suggests that China's leaders are self-important, have a China-centric view of the world, and embody many of the imperial trappings communism was supposed to have cast off.

Zhenshidehuangyane (@真实的谎言e): Special characteristics of the Celestial Empire: corruption is its father, shamelessness is its mother! What a mystical country! (September 24, 2014)

天朝特色,腐败是爹,无耻是妈! //@老王故事会://@相思洋: 神奇的国度![Chinese]

"Celestial Empire" is used plays on words, such as Celestial Empire goes into the pot, a near-homonym for "Celestial Empire above all other nations."

Since "Celestial Empire" is often used in criticism of the government or state of affairs in China, an alternate way of writing it has at times been blocked from Sina Weibo search results.

TG is sometimes used as an approximate abbreviation, but it actually stands for Tǔgòng 土共, another name for the Communist Party of China.

See also mystical country and expensive country.

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