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 (hăng′chou′, häng′jō′)
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(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Hangzhou
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or Hang•chow


the capital of Zhejiang province, in E China, on Hangzhou Bay. 1,340,000.
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Noun1.Hangchow - a city of eastern China on Hangzhou BayHangchow - 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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After extending its operations into China in 1843, (22) the SPCK patronized the publication of Chinese Christian literature in various vernaculars, including the dialects of Mandarin, Foochow, Hangchow, Hokkien, and Ningpo.
By 1276, however, the Mongol militarists encirclement of Hangchow and the defeat of Song sea power brought an end to the dynasty and an end to the finest age in the production of pottery.
1 of Hangchow, China had an even shorter name, for it was only one letter long and that letter displaced less space than any other in the alphabet.
This initial domestication began "around the year 1163 in the goldfish pond of the Te Shou Palace, east of Hsin Kung Chiao in the city of Hangchow" (Chen, 1956: 299).
Liu Sung-nien was a court painter from Ch'ien-t'ang (modern Hangchow).