Spirit of the Country
|•||April 2, 1885||Composed by Han National History Institute|
|•||April 5, 1885||Adopted|
It was composed on April 2, 1885 by the Han National History Institute, a now defunct government body which had formerly dictated the proper usage of the anthem. The anthem was officially adopted on April 5, 1885 during the proclamation of the Empire. During Hani's time as an American protectorate under its suzerainty, the anthem, along with other Han nationalist symbolism, were prohibited from being shown in public, though its background music and lyrics served the basis for the Han Hymn, the protectorate's regional anthem.
The anthem contains a total of twenty lines, with these lines being arranged into five stanzas containing four lines each. While its lyrics had never been changed since its composition, its tempo has been slowed down to allow people to sing allow with it with more ease.
|Han language (Mixed script)||Han language (tr.)||English translation|
Land that is blessed,