By Jennifer 8. Lee | August 17, 2008
I was in Beijing and I saw a mall called Chinatown — å”äººè¡— (tangrenjie). å” refers to the Tang Dynasty, still considered the glory years in Chinese history. So Chinese people are sometimes referred to as å”äºº, and è¡— is street. So it’s Tang Person’s Street. There is no consistent name for Chinatown in Chinese. In New York City, at Canal Street, the sign says åŽåŸ (huabu)
But I think it’s cute that they have Chinatown in Chinacountry!
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