The dragon was worshipped by many ancient nations and is still today the emblem of the Chinese Empire.
Hence the phrase is used as a synonym for the Chinese Empire.
Hiouen-thsang was born in a provincial town of China, in one of the revolutionary and anarchical periods of the Chinese Empire.
The Mongols are still, however, the rulers of the Chinese Empire.
The judicial machinery of the Chinese Empire is the elaboration of centuries of customs and precedents.
Formosa being a part of the Chinese Empire, complaint was duly preferred in Peking.
This map was the map of the Chinese Empire, and the names of the different provinces were written on the drawing.
In Goa he heard wonderful tales about the great Chinese Empire, many weeks to the north.
The dragon, which is the emblem of the Chinese Empire, like the legendary serpent, can assume human shape.
Nearly one-fourth of the human race is supposed to be comprised within the Chinese Empire.