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 (cho͝ong′kĭng′, jo͝ong′gĭng′)
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(ˈtʃʊŋˈkɪŋ; ˈtʃʌŋ-) or


(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Chongqing
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also Chungking

a city in SE Sichuan province, in S central China, on the Chang Jiang. 2,980,000.
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Noun1.Chungking - a city in south-central China on the Chang JiangChungking - a city in south-central China on the Chang Jiang; a commercial center for western 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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From his striking second feature, Days of Being Wild (1990), through his international breakouts Chungking Express (1994) and Fallen Angels (1995); his queer classic Happy Together (1997); his acclaimed masterpiece In the Mood for Love (2000) and its spiritual sequel, 2046 (2004); and his unfairly maligned English-language feature My Blueberry Nights (2007), the filmmaker--often in league with Australian-born cinematographer Christopher Doyle, and editor, production designer and costume designer William Chang Suk Ping--has forged an impressionistic, singular visual style.
(2011) Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong.
Exhausted from their ordeal, but otherwise uninjured, Doolittle and his crew were nevertheless in need of a guide and translator to help them get to American headquarters in Chungking. Birch agreed to personally guide Doolittle and his "Tokyo Raiders" to safety, and accompanied them as far as Lanchi.
After two years, Hersey was posted to the magazine's bureau in Chungking, China, and ordered to hire stringers.
Maybe grab a bite of the best curry in Chungking Mansions?
I was obsessed with Chungking Mansions, even with its bad reputation, after watching Wong Kar-wai's Chungking Express.
Chungking mansions: a center oflow-end globalization'.
Among his biggest hits were: 'As Tears go By (1988)', 'Days of Being Wild (1990)', 'Chungking Express (1994)', 'Ashes of Time (1994)', 'Fallen Angels (1995)', 'Happy Together (1997)', 'Eros (2004)', '2046 (2004)', 'My Blueberry Nights' (2007), 'To Each His Own Cinema (2007)' and 'The Grandmaster (2013)'.
For more than four years the American Ambassador (6) to China and his staff were subjected to frequent heavy air raids, first, in Nanking and Hankow, and, during the past three years, in Chungking, where such raids resulted in the destruction of more than two-thirds of the city.