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Ancient Chinese people believed in the existence of the Noble Man Country(君子國) in the East. A number of literatures, including Sanhaegyeong(山海經, ancient Chinese geography book) and Noneo(論語, the Discourses of Confucius) mentioned the Noble Man Country. However, until the Han(漢) Dynasty, it was nothing more than a land of imagination. Following the accumulation of information on neighboring countries, the concrete shape and nature of the Noble Man Country was formed. And in mid-8th century, Silla was pointed out as the Noble Man Country. T'ang and Silla maintained friendly relations. Also, a number of Silla students and Buddhist monks studied in T'ang which resulted in the sinicizing of Silla's culture. Such factors led T'ang to declare Silla as the Noble Man Country. Above all, King Seongdeok's(聖德王) active diplomacy toward T'ang was the direct cause of T'ang's declaration. Silla's image as the Noble Man Country persisted until the collapse of T'ang, and this is evidenced by T'ang's envoys to Silla. People of Silla also recognized their nation as the Noble Man Country and were proud of it. Meanwhile, in late-11th century, Goryeo(高麗) called itself "Little China(小中華)", as it judged that its decorum, music, and culture were rich enough to rival with China. Such perception continued until Choseon Dynasty. The foundation of such perception, which was shared by the intellectuals of Goryeo and Choseon, was the pride as the Noble Man Country which was formed during T'ang Dynasty. Therefore, we can evaluate that Silla's pride as the Noble Man Country developed into Goryeo's perception as the "Little China", and lasted until the second half of Choseon Dynasty.