Tiananmen

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Tiananmen

  1. Alternative form of Tian'anmen
    • 2006, Philip Dodd, Ben Donald, The Book of Cities[1], New York (printed in China): MJF Books, →ISBN, page 241:
      Like many Beijing landmarks - the Gate of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Literary Glory, the Hall of Martial Valour - Tiananmen 's name, "The Gate of Heavenly Peace", is abstract and absolute, an appellation bequeathed by Mao Zedong, "The Great Helmsman," whose cult still lives on in his mausoleum in the square, and in the sale of kitsch Maomorabilia.