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 (chŭ′kyäng′, jŭ′gyäng′)


(ˈtʃɛˈkjæŋ; -kaɪˈæŋ)
(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Zhejiang



also Chekiang

a province in E China, on the East China Sea. 42,940,000; 39,300 sq. mi. (101,800 sq. km). Cap.: Hangzhou.
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Zhejiang is the current spelling of what was previously transliterated in English as Chekiang.
Distribution: China: Hainan, Kwangtung, Kiangsi, Chekiang, Fukien, Yunnan; Taiwan; Thailand; Laos; Myanmar; Malaysia; India; Vietnam: Yen Bay [probably = current Yen Bai Province], Phu Lang Thoung [= Phu Lang Thuong, part of Bac Giang Province] (Giordani Soika, 1982 (1981)).
In 1955 he was consecrated bishop of the diocese of Chekiang (Zhejiang).
When he first arrived in China in 1854, Robert Hart (1835-1911) was a nineteen-year-old student interpreter in the British Consular Service and was assigned to Ningpo, a commercial town in Chekiang with a foreign community of about twenty-five consular officials, merchants, and missionaries.
So, the Japanese dropped flea-laden plague bombs on the Chekiang region.
This trade was generally routed through Fukien and Chekiang where it was carried aboard junks operated by Chinese and Japanese merchants.
The cartouche of Chekiang Province is perhaps the first European depiction of Chinese cotton-making.
En la epoca medieval el ginkgo biloba, de entre 12 y 37 metros de altura, fue adoptado por los monjes budistas de Chekiang, en el sureste de China, quienes lo plantaron alrededor de los monasterios y otros lugares sagrados, practica luego extendida a Corea y Japon.
In 1914, a ginkgo was found growing naturally in China's Chekiang province.
As Watchman Nee wrote on December 4, 1932, "For three years now, more than ten places in Tsao Ning (Zaoning), of Kiangsu (Jiangsu), belonging to the [American] Presbyterians, more than ten places in T'ai Shuen (Taishun), of Chekiang (Zhejiang), belonging to the [China] Inland Mission, a number of places in Fukien (Fujian) of other sects, agreeing in doctrine, have already been amalgamated, have done away with their original name, changed the rules of pastors and leaders, and attached themselves to the Little Flock.
Another, from one "Lee Chow-wong" at Chekiang First Bank, stated that his client had died intestate leaving US$30 million.
In 1940, Japanese aircraft dropped plague-contaminated rice and fleas over Shesien, a city in the Chinese province of Chekiang.