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 (chông′chĭng′, cho͞ong′-) also Chung·king (cho͝ong′kĭng′, jo͝ong′gĭng′)
A city of south-central China on the Yangtze River. It was the capital of Chiang Kai-shek's government from 1937 to 1946.


(ˈtʃʊŋˈtʃɪŋ) ,




(Placename) a river port in SW China, capital of Chongqing municipality (traditionally in Sichuan province) at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers: site of a city since the 3rd millennium bc; wartime capital of China (1938–45); major trade centre for W China. Pop: 4 975 000 (2005 est). Former name: Pahsien



also Chungking

a city in SE Sichuan province, in S central China, on the Chang Jiang. 2,980,000.
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Noun1.Chongqing - a city in south-central China on the Chang JiangChongqing - 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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Chang begins by tracing Chou's familial roots in the Jiangsu province and describes the formative musical training Chou received within the rich cultural landscape of Shanghai, prior to his enrollment in Guangxi University and the National Chungqing University (p.
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After an effusion of praise for the Emperor and a synopsis of Buddhism, Hui Cheng turned to his first target, the Daoist Li Chungqing.