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 (hăng′chou′, häng′jō′)


(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Hangzhou


or Hang•chow


the capital of Zhejiang province, in E China, on Hangzhou Bay. 1,340,000.
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Noun1.Hangchow - a city of eastern China on Hangzhou BayHangchow - a city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay; regarded by Marco Polo as the finest city in the world
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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Description of a new species of Leuctra and notes on Nemoura sinensis from Hangchow.
He was prompted by a recent report that Cardiff City Council was planning a twinning link with a Chinese city and the odds were on Canton - now called Hangchow.
After extending its operations into China in 1843, (22) the SPCK patronized the publication of Chinese Christian literature in various vernaculars, including the dialects of Mandarin, Foochow, Hangchow, Hokkien, and Ningpo.
By 1276, however, the Mongol militarists encirclement of Hangchow and the defeat of Song sea power brought an end to the dynasty and an end to the finest age in the production of pottery.
1 of Hangchow, China had an even shorter name, for it was only one letter long and that letter displaced less space than any other in the alphabet.
Hangchow at the time was outside the Japanese occupation zone, so Birch was left alone by the Japanese until the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Ricci wrote about the Kaifeng Jewish Community in his diary (written in Italian and first published in Latin in 1615) that, by 1605, "They lived there (in Kaifeng) for 500 or 600 years and many more families of their co-religionists with a synagogue stayed in Hangchow, the capital of Chekiang, and also in other parts, but (there) without a synagogue.
Born of missionary parents in Hangchow, China, in 1908, Oliver returned to England in 1911 when the imperial government collapsed.