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Quan·zhou

 (chwän′jō′)
A city of southeast China on the Taiwan Strait southwest of Fuzhou. It was an important port during the Middle Ages.

Quan•zhou

or Chuan•chow

(ˈtʃwɑnˈdʒoʊ)

n.
a seaport in SE Fujian province, in SE China, on Taiwan Strait. 410,229.
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203), but small Indian communities must have existed in Chinese coastal cities such as Ch'uan-chou.
At that time, China's imports from maritime Asian countries were mostly channelled through the so-called Merchant Shipping Offices (shih-po-ssu [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] in ports such as Canton, Ch'uan-chou, or Ming-chou (Ch'ing-yuan).
As before, Canton and Ch'uan-chou were the most important ports for trade with southeast Asia but, since Canton had suffered serious destruction in the Sung-Yuan transitional period, the volume of trade passing through Ch'uan-chou now probably exceeded the volume of trade passing through Canton.
At that time, China's imports from maritime Asian countries were mostly channelled through the so-called Merchant Shipping Offices (shih-po-ssu) in ports such as Canton, Ch'uan-chou, or Ming-chou (Ch'ing-yuan).
27 Ch'en Kao-hua and Wu T'ai, Sung Yuan shih-ch'i te hai-wai mao-i (Tientsin: T'ien-chin jen-min ch'u-pan-she, 1981), 49; Jitsuzo Kuwabara, "On P'u Shou-keng, a Man of the Western Regions, who was Superintendent of the Trading Ships' Office in Ch'uan-chou .