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China

Nation, First united by the First Emperor of Qin (China) - Qin Shi Huang Di during the Qin dynasty. Nowadays the name is The Peoples Republic of China shortened PROC. Also the word used to denote porcelain - China - taken from the name of the country of its origin. Chinese "porcelain" when exported to the West was thus very early termed "china ware". See: Chronology Section for details

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