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 (mo͝ok′dən, -dĕn′, mo͞ok′-)
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(Placename) a former name of Shenyang
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the capital of Liaoning province, in NE China. 4,540,000. Formerly, Fengtien, Mukden.
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Noun1.Mukden - a city in northeastern ChinaMukden - a city in northeastern 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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At 7:30 the couple in the next room began to quarrel: the man in the room above sought for A on his flute; the gas went a little lower; three coal wagons started to unload--the only sound of which the phonograph is jealous; cats on the back fences slowly retreated toward Mukden. By these signs Sarah knew that it was time for her to read.
At the decisive battle of Mukden, the silk-worm army, with a million legs, crept against the Russian hosts in a vast crescent, a hundred miles from end to end.
There wasn't a more brilliant feat of arms in the whole campaign than his flanking movement at Mukden. I met most of the Japanese leaders, and I have always said that I consider him the most wonderful of them all."
She describes the "Mukden" or "Manchurian Incident" stating: "On September 18, 1931, the Japanese Kwantung army, using the arranged pretext of a bomb explosion on the tracks of the South Manchurain Railway, seized Mukden in `self-defense,' and spread out swiftly to the military occupation of Manchuria."
Around the city of Mukden, where the final battle of the war took place, correspondents noticed that friendly relations were frequently established between soldiers of the two armies.
By 1875 he had established himself in Mukden (modern Shenyang) and had been joined there by his sister Catherine, who had been sent out to look after his infant son, and by John MacIntyre (1837-1905), who had been transferred from the Shantung peninsula.
That mission originated in Manchuria where the Communists maintained at least a half dozen forward air bases with the main base at Mukden. From this sanctuary they defended Red China from U.N.
During that decade the old Meiji military system, associated with Yamagata Aritomo, finally disintegrated and was replaced by a new "imperial army system." Brought about by the military elite itself, this transformation was completed by the time of the Mukden Incident in the summer of 1929.
Weinberg set out to write a political history of the labor movement of this period in Odessa, but he ignores how particular events of the Russo-Japanese war such as the fall of Port Arthur in January 1905, the battle of Mukden in February, and the naval disaster at Tsushima in May, affected the mood, attitudes, and demands of workers.
3 See Stephen Durrant, "Sino-Manchu Translations at the Mukden Court," JAOS 99 (1979): 653-61, for a discussion of the nature of the early Manchu translations of Chinese texts.
After the Mukden Incident, political and economic circumstances made it inexpedient for any government to be perceived as encouraging foreign direct investment.
Principal battles: Nan Shan (near Lushan), Laioyang, Sha Ho (1904); Mukden (Shenyang) (1905).