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China is generally known as China. "China" refers to the prehistoric Yellow River basin in the middle and lower reaches of the distribution of a number of tribes, these tribes were later regarded as the origin of Chinese civilization. According to the "Historical Records of the Five Emperors" contains, the first five emperors is the Yellow Emperor, later called the Yellow Emperor for the ancestors of the Chinese people. After the Yellow Emperor, the most famous Tang Yao, Yu Shun, Xia Yu and others. Yu Department of summer tribe leader, Si surname, also known as Xia Yu, Dayu. Xia Yu flood effective, following the Shun in the Central Plains of the tribes of the total, become China's first monarch hereditary dynasty (home of the world). Xia Dynasty in the ancient times for the central power, "summer" is "Chinese people", "China" is a synonym for China. Cultural areas called "summer", the high degree of civilization or family called "China", "China" together represents China is a highly civilized and developed culture of the central power, "China" over time will become The synonym for the Chinese nation. ... 華夏 一般作為代稱中國。 “華夏”指史前黃河流域中下游一带分佈的若干部落，这些部落被后世视为中华文明的起源。据《史记·五帝本纪》载，五帝中的首位是黄帝，后来的人称黄帝为华夏人的始祖。黃帝之後，最著名的有唐堯、虞舜、夏禹等人。禹係夏后氏部落之領袖，姒姓，又稱夏禹、大禹。夏禹治水有功，繼位於舜當了中原各部落之共主，成為中國的第一個君主世袭王朝（家天下之始）。 夏朝在上古為中央大國，“夏人”即为“中国之人”，“華夏”即為中國的代名詞。文化高的地区称为“夏”，把文明程度高的人或族叫“华”，“华夏”合起来就代表了中国是一个有高度文明和发达文化的中央大国，“华夏”久而久之便成了中华民族的代名词。...
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «华夏» OVER TIME
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8 CHINESE BOOKS RELATING TO «华夏»
Discover the use of 华夏 in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to 华夏 and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in Chinese literature.