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'''Jindazhen''' is a land to the west of the [[Yamani Islands]]. The Yamanis have to fend off attacks from them with some regularity.<ref>''[[Page]]'', Chp 8</ref> It has only in the novels by a small mention in ''[[Page]]'' so far.
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'''Jindazhen''' is a land west of the [[Yamani Islands]]. The Yamanis fought off attacks from them with some regularity.<ref>''[[Page]]'', Chp 8</ref> It was only briefly mentioned in the novels ''[[Page]]'' and [[Tempests and Slaughter|''Tempests and Slaughter'']] so far.
   
 
[[Tamora Pierce]] based Jindazhen on [[wikipedia:China|China]]. The literal translation of the Chinese syllables would be "gold big needle" or also "gold big town", which wasn't intended by the author. Tammy just chose the name because it sounded right. Its counterpart in the [[Circle Universe|Emelan Universe]] is [[Yanjing]].<ref>[http://tammypierce.livejournal.com/27823.html Tamora Pierce's public live journal; "It's that time again" (comments); July 3, 2009]</ref>
 
[[Tamora Pierce]] based Jindazhen on [[wikipedia:China|China]]. The literal translation of the Chinese syllables would be "gold big needle" or also "gold big town", which wasn't intended by the author. Tammy just chose the name because it sounded right. Its counterpart in the [[Circle Universe|Emelan Universe]] is [[Yanjing]].<ref>[http://tammypierce.livejournal.com/27823.html Tamora Pierce's public live journal; "It's that time again" (comments); July 3, 2009]</ref>

Latest revision as of 18:52, June 7, 2018

Jindazhen is a land west of the Yamani Islands. The Yamanis fought off attacks from them with some regularity.[1] It was only briefly mentioned in the novels Page and Tempests and Slaughter so far.

Tamora Pierce based Jindazhen on China. The literal translation of the Chinese syllables would be "gold big needle" or also "gold big town", which wasn't intended by the author. Tammy just chose the name because it sounded right. Its counterpart in the Emelan Universe is Yanjing.[2]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Page, Chp 8
  2. Tamora Pierce's public live journal; "It's that time again" (comments); July 3, 2009
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