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



also Tientsin

a port in E Hebei province, in NE China. 5,770,000.
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Noun1.Tientsin - a major industrial center in northeastern China on the Grand Canal near the Yellow SeaTientsin - a major industrial center in northeastern China on the Grand Canal near the Yellow Sea; 3rd largest city in China
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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The entire Chinese city of Tientsin is under siege from within, and all because the city's sacred idol, The Green God, has been stolen.
He was assigned to Tientsin, China, in 1947, meaning that--in a coincidence worthy of Forrest Gump--he was physically present for the Communist takeover in 1948.
The four bungalows, lakeside Catlereigh, Summerville, Norwood and traditional colonial Tientsin, contain only 21 rooms in all.
The Republic of Vietnam is an interested party in view of its indisputable rights over the Paracel and Spratly Islands, as recognized in at least five international treaties, from the Tientsin Treaty of 1885 to the Paris International Act of 1973.
Shamanist, neither a feel fez nor boy o' bronze flee far--eh, Tientsin amahs?
He and Marjorie then returned to Ohio, only to be informed that they were to relocate to Tientsin, China, where Mike was to join the 15th Infantry Regiment.
396-67), on reading his Evolution Creatrice in Tientsin, China (1907), Claudel recognizes an affinity between the "spirituality" of Bergson's thought and his own, himself suggests parallels (106-07), but excludes actual influence, as indeed do the dates.
8) While sovereignty and interstate relations had been problematized and compromised throughout the long history of the Sino-centric order, its material and normative pillars started to unravel in the process of institutional adaptation by East Asian actors themselves in their local encounters--such as the Treaty of Tientsin (Tianjin) (1871) between China and Japan and the Treaty of Kanghwa (1876) between Japan and Korea.
Tangshan was at the epicentre of the earthquake, although it badly damaged Tientsin.
She also expanded into related areas as diverse as gleaming, chrome-embellished radio cabinets, beautiful handknotted rugs produced in Tientsin, China, and gorgeous fabric designs woven in France, examples of which can be seen in the Victoria & Albert museum.
Writing to his close friend Pierre Le Roy from Tientsin in China on 8 November 1926, Teilhard (1921-1946 [2008]: 68) said "I am now convinced that we have found the layers where we can expect to find the really old man of China, contemporary with Mauer, Piltdown, etc".
Jingyi received education from LMS's Anglo-Chinese College in Beijing and theological training from LMS's theological school in Tientsin (Tianjin).