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Changzhou

Changzhou or Changchow (both: chängˈjōˈ), city, S Jiangsu prov., E central China, on the Grand Canal. It is an agricultural, food, and textile center connected by rail with Shanghai and Nanjing. Other manufactures include diesel engines, generators, locomotives, fertilizer, machine tools, and motor vehicles. Tianning Temple, which dates to the T'ang dynasty and is one of China's largest Zen Buddhist temples, is there; its pagoda (constructed 2002–7) is the world's tallest. An economic center of S China since the Southern Sung dynasty (1129–1279), Changzhou became industrialized in the late 19th cent. It was called Wutsin prior to 1949 and the name sometimes appears as Ch'ang-chou.
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Gladys Harman, MS 380815/1/1: "A History of Mission Medical Work in Changchow Fukien, China II": A Letter from Gladys Busby, 18 February 1987.
Gladys Harman, MS 380815/1/1: "A History of Mission Medical Work in Changchow Fukien, China III," description of events from 1941 to 1951 and from 1985.
IT THE SAME time the ships dropped anchor, Okumiya returned from a bombing mission to land at the 12th Air Group's base at Changchow. He finally ended up at naval headquarters, where he learned that several enemy merchant ships loaded with Chinese troops were attempting to escape from Nanking.
From our base at Changchow it was about a hundred miles to the reported position of the ships."
A few minutes later, Terry turned back toward Changchow. The SA-2 battery scrambled to reset all the equipment to operational mode.