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  •  I think it was specific to California (5+ / 0-)

    Lots of Chinese went to work in gold mines there. But it also might have been generally used.

    Traditionally, Asians/Chinese think of Gold as a symbol of luck and prosperity. There's really a lot of golden this and golden that, so calling America golden mountain 黄金山 (huángjīn shān) is believable.

    The proper modern Chinese name for North America is 北美 (běi měi) meaning northern beauty and South America 南美洲 (nán měizhōu) meaning southern beautiful island. You get the idea we think the Americas are beautiful, but thats true.

    400ppm : what about my daughter's future?

    by koNko on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 07:53:25 AM PDT

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