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Nan·jing(nän′jĭng′) also Nan·king (năn′kĭng′, nän′-)
A city of east-central China on the Yangtze River northwest of Shanghai. An imperial capital and an early capital of the Republic of China, it was the site of a massacre by invading Japanese forces in 1937. The city is now the capital of Jiangsu province.
Nanjing(ˈnænˈdʒɪŋ) (ˈnænˈtʃɪŋ) ,
(Placename) a port in E central China, capital of Jiangsu province, on the Yangtze River: capital of the Chinese empire and a literary centre from the 14th to 17th centuries; capital of Nationalist China (1928–37); site of a massacre of about 300 000 civilians by the invading Japanese army in 1937; university (1928). Pop: 2 806 000 (2005 est)
the capital of Jiangsu province, in E China: a former capital of China. 2,500,000.
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|Noun||1.||Nanjing - a city in eastern China on the Yangtze River; a former capital of China; the scene of a Japanese massacre in the 1930s|