March of the Volunteers

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March of the Volunteers
Tian Han (lyrics) and Nie Er (melody), translated by Government of the People's Republic of China

March of the Volunteers (traditional Chinese: 義勇軍進行曲; simplified Chinese: 义勇军进行曲; pinyin: Yìyǒngjūn Jìnxíngqǔ) is the national anthem of the People's Republic of China, written by the noted poet and playwright Tian Han with music composed by Nie Er. This composition is a musical march. The piece was first performed as part of a 1934 Shanghai play and its original lyrics are the official lyrics of the national anthem. In 2004, a provision that the March of the Volunteers be the national anthem was added to the Constitution of the People's Republic of China as Article 136.Excerpted from March of the Volunteers on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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    起 来! 不 愿 做 奴 隶 的 人 们!
    把 我 们 的 血 肉, 筑 成 我 们 新 的 长 城!
    中 华 民 族 到 了 最 危 险 的 时 候,
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    起 來! 起 來! 起 來!
    我 們 萬 眾 一 心,
    冒 著 敵 人 的 炮 火, 前 進!
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English translation[edit]

Original Mao Zedong version
(1978–1982)

Arise, ye who refuse to be slaves!
With our flesh and blood, let us build a new Great Wall!
As China faces its greatest peril
From each one the urgent call to action comes forth.
Arise! Arise! Arise!
Millions of but one heart
Braving the enemies' fire! March on!
Braving the enemies' fire! March on!
March on! March, march on!

March on! Heroes of every nationality!
The great Communist Party leads us in continuing the Long March!
Millions with but one heart toward a communist tomorrow
Bravely struggle to develop and protect the motherland.
March on! March on, March on!
We will for many generations
Raise high Mao Zedong's banner! March on!
Raise high Mao Zedong's banner! March on!
March on! March on! On!

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Translation:

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