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(ˈpaʊˈtɪŋ) or


(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Baoding
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or Pao•ting


a city in central Hebei province, in NE China. 502,394.
Formerly, Tsingyuan.
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During his first visit to China (1934-36) he taught at Peking University, Peiping Municipal University, and the Medical School in Paoting. Returned to Germany, in 1936-37 he headed the Asiatic section of the Grassi Museum in Leipzig.
In 1906, he enlisted at the Paoting Military Academy in China, then went to Tokyo for four years' training.
Born to a prosperous rural family in Chekiang (Zhejiang) (October 31, 1887); he is known under the Cantonese dialect pronunciation of his name; received a classical education, but decided to become a soldier when the civil service examination system was suspended (1905); attended the Paoting (Baoding) Military Academy in northern China (1906); studied at the Japanese Military Academy (1907-1911); deserted from the Japanese army and returned to China after the revolution at Wuhan (October 10, 1911); led an uprising in Chekiang (November 5); unemployed after Sun Yat-sen's alliance with Gen.