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see HangzhouHangzhou
or Hangchow
, city (1994 est. pop. 1,184,300), capital of Zhejiang prov., E China. It is on the Fuchun River at the head of Hangzhou Bay and handles river traffic through its port. It is also a rail hub with important links to Shanghai.
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, Hangchow
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.)
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Taking off at 6:30 PM, on January 10, he flew past Hangchow, Shanghai, and Tsingtao, then turned left toward Paotow and reached Tsingtao about two hours later.
A fellow exile in Hangchow, Li Ch'ing-chao (1084-1151?
Given his taste, background, and inclinations, Hangchow was the only place that he would find congenial.
John's, Shanghai, Hangchow, Hwa Nan, Fukien, and Lingnan--include four medical schools and the first school of dentistry in China.
From 1934 to 1938 he taught at National Chekiang University in Hangchow (going with the university on the inland march after the Japanese invasion); in 1938 he went to the United States (naturalized 1944) where he became a research associate at Johns Hopkins University.
He taught English language and literature at Hangchow University from 1958 to 1960 when he left for the German Democratic Republic.
Principal battles: Nanking (Nanjing) (1937); Hangchow (Hangzhou) landing (1939).
Yasuhiko Asaka, for the outrages committed by Japanese troops after the fall of Nanking (December 1937) (although the overall commander, Iwane Matsui, was tried, convicted, and executed for these crimes after World War II); commanded the Japanese forces which landed at Hangchow (late 1939); retired soon thereafter and lived in retirement until his death (1945).
In Hangzhou, the archives of Hangchow University are kept mainly at Zhejiang Provincial Archives (251 volumes), Zhejiang Provincial Library (10 volumes), University of Hangzhou Archives (29 volumes), and University of Hangzhou Library (7 volumes).