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[hang-chou; Chinese hahng-joh]
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  1. Older Spelling. Hangzhou.
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Examples from the Web for hangchow

Historical Examples

  • The Sung fixed their capital at Nanking and afterwards at Hangchow.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2


  • He is a native of Hangchow, in Chehkiang, a city famous in China for its coffins.

    An Australian in China

    George Ernest Morrison

  • The 'many persons at Venice' who have walked in the streets of Hangchow.

    Medieval People

    Eileen Edna Power

  • This account of Hangchow is taken partly from Marco Polo, op.

    Medieval People

    Eileen Edna Power

  • Hangchow lies at the head of the large estuary of that name, which is, however, too shallow for navigation by steamers.

British Dictionary definitions for hangchow


  1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Hangzhou
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