Chinese Tartary

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map of the Chinese Tartary in 1806

Chinese Tartary (see also Tartary) is an archaic English geographical term used especially during the time of the Qing Dynasty. The term was used as early as 1736, in The General History of China by Jean-Baptiste Du Halde.[1] Areas described as falling within Chinese Tartary included:

Further reading[edit]

  • "Chinese Tartary." The Asiatic journal and monthly register for British and foreign India, China and Australasia, Volume 20. Allen, 1836. p. 292.


  1. ^ Jean-Baptiste Du Halde, The General History of China: Containing a Geographical, Historical, Chronological, Political and Physical Description of the Empire of China, Chinese-Tartary, Corea and Thibet, Volume 2 (1736).