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[hoo-pey; Chinese hoo-be] /ˈhuˈpeɪ; Chinese ˈhuˈbɛ/
Older Spelling. Hubei.
Also, Wade-Giles, Hupei
[hoo-bey] /ˈhuˈbeɪ/ (Show IPA)
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  • Driven south, he held Wu-chʽang for a time; but ultimately he fled down the Yang-tsze, and was slain by local militia in Hupeh.

    China and the Manchus Herbert Allen Giles
  • The province of Hupeh is 800 or 900 miles west and south of Shanghai.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The lady was a native of T'ienmen, in Hupeh, and both her father and grandfather were officials who attained the rank of Taotai.

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
  • Reimer found the species at Ichang, in Hupeh, at elevations of 3000 to 3700 feet.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • This species is reported from various places in China with western Hupeh as the chief habitat.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Li T'ai-po lived in Hupeh for some years—he himself says three—then his hunger for travel reasserted itself and he was off again.

  • In 1640, he headed a small gang of desperadoes, and overrunning parts of Hupeh and Honan, was soon in command of a large army.

    China and the Manchus Herbert Allen Giles
  • A tree cultivated about the temples of China and recently found by Wilson growing on the mountains of Hupeh.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • Now you can ride from east to west and from north to south, and the provinces of Hupeh and Ngan-hoin have been opened to trade.

  • At present it stops at the Szechuan frontier, but there is talk of extending it across Hupeh.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
British Dictionary definitions for Hupeh


a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Hubei
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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