China's National Anthem is a short march originating from a film
produced in Shanghai in the 1930s. Also known as the 'Song of the
Advancing Volunteer Army', it became the National Anthem of the
PRC on September 27, 1949.
The anthem's composer, Nie Er, died in 1935 at
age 25. The stirring lyrics were added in the 1940s by writer Tian
Han, who also wrote the Peking Opera classic 'The Tale of the White
Listen to the Anthem