Wuchang

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Wuchang

(wo͞o-chäng), former city, since 1950 part of WuhanWuhan
, city (1994 est. pop. 3,519,600), capital of Hubei prov., central China, at the junction of the Han and Chang rivers. The great industrial, commercial, and transportation center of central China, Wuhan comprises (since 1950) the former cities of Hankou, Hanyang, and
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, E Hubei prov., China, on the right bank of the Chang River at the mouth of the Han. It is an administrative and cultural center, with diverse industries. The oldest of the three Wuhan cities, it dates from the Han dynasty (200 B.C.–A.D. 200). The first outbreak of the Revolution of 1911, which led to the formation of the Chinese republic, occurred there on Oct. 10. The day is celebrated as the Double Tenth, the tenth day of the tenth month. The city's numerous institutions of higher learning include Wuhan Univ.

Wuch’ang

 

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.

Wuchang

, Wu-ch'ang
a former city of E central China: now a part of Wuhan