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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?), tells us in a language at once vigorous and wistful of her life with her husband in the capital, the domestic bliss resulting from a perfect union of two kindred spirits who shared the same antiquarian passion and bookish tastes.
Given his taste, background, and inclinations, Hangchow was the only place that he would find congenial.
Widespread and pervasive as it may be in the Hangchow dialect lexicon, such a form would have only one entry in a morpheme-based comparativ e listing of rimes.
Pasadena, California: (15101-1051.47), Hangchow, China; (15101-1051.83), autosomal marker stock; Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada, August 2, 1974: 16--Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, from Wheeler 1971; D.
Finding that no bank would cash his travelers checks, Birch lived on his meager savings until April 1942, when, against all odds, he finally managed to cash his travelers checks at Chinese Army Headquarters at Hangchow. It was while traveling from Hangchow, after receiving the money, that John Birch encountered Colonel Doolittle and his crew.
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.
Principal battles: Nanking (Nanjing) (1937); Hangchow (Hangzhou) landing (1939).
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).