Wuchang(redirected from Wu-ch'ang)
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a former city in China; since 1953 part of the city of Wuhan.
Founded in the third century, Wuch’ang was known as Chianghsia from the sixth to the 13th century. Under the Yuan Dynasty, which ruled during the 13th and 14th centuries, the city became a provincial capital. Wuch’ang was occupied by the Taiping rebels in 1853. The Wuch’ang Uprising of 1911 marked the beginning of the Hsinhai Revolution. From October 1938 to August 1945 the city was occupied by the Japanese. In May 1949, Wuch’ang was liberated from the Kuomintang by units of the People’s Liberation Army of China.