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 (häng′jō′) also Hang·chow (hăng′chou′, häng′jō′)
A city of eastern China southwest of Shanghai at the head of Hangzhou Bay, an inlet of the East China Sea. The city was the capital of a 10th-century kingdom and of the Song Dynasty during the 12th and 13th centuries. It is now the capital of Zhejiang province.


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(Placename) a port in E China, capital of Zhejiang province, on Hangzhou Bay (an inlet of the East China Sea), at the foot of the Eye of Heaven Mountains: regarded by Marco Polo as the finest city in the world; seat of two universities (1927, 1959). Pop: 1 955 000 (2005 est)


or Hang•chow


the capital of Zhejiang province, in E China, on Hangzhou Bay. 1,340,000.
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Noun1.Hangzhou - a city of eastern China on Hangzhou BayHangzhou - 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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Western and Asian scholars of Asian history, culture, and religion, most working in the US, consider such topics as the evidence of Ch'an and Son literature for Korea as a source for the regeneration of Chinese Buddhism, and Uich'on's pilgrimage and the rising prominence of the Korean monastery in Hang-chou during the Sung and Yuan periods.
Most basically, however, her work is about the kinship and marriage networks of two groups: grand councilors, the highest ranking officers of the Sung court; and the men and women of Wu-chou, an important prefecture in the southern hinterland of Hang-chou, the Southern Sung imperial capital.