The Meaning of the Word King in Mandarin
“King” means the highest ruler of a country in Mandarin.
In the Chinese language, the word “emperor” means “high ruler” (Huang Di).
Before the unification of China, Qinshihuang was the king of the Qin kingdom.
He decided to keep the title after unification because it distinguished him from other kings.
But to understand the meaning of the word “king”, it is important to know its context.