Where was the Middle Kingdom?

The Chinese believed that their country was in the very center of the world and called it the Middle Kingdom. For many centuries China has been one of the largest, most developed and richest civilizations on earth. During Han and Sun dynasties (618-1279 years) Chinese cities of Bianlan and Hangzhou became the largest cities in the world. The Chinese were famous for the invention of paper, printing, porcelain, gunpowder, playing cards and clockwork.

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