[nan-king; Chinese nahn-king]
or Nan·ching, Nan·king
- a port in and the capital of Jiangsu province, in E China, on the Chang Jiang: a former capital of China.
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Examples from the Web for nanking
The Rape of Nanking alone had seen three hundred thousand casualties.How to Hide a Famine with Ping-Pong
January 9, 2014
Often called “the rape of Nanking,” this traumatic wartime incident evokes visceral nationalist sentiments among many Chinese.Christian Bale Filmed Being Attacked by Chinese Guards
December 16, 2011
A little north of Nanking are located two of the Ming tombs.Travels in the Far East
Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
He captured Nanking, and the rebellion was suppressed in 1865.
The result was evident from the first, and the war ended with the peace of Nanking in 1842.
He was about ready to go to America to school when he had completed his work at Nanking.Flash-lights from the Seven Seas
William L. Stidger
Yet the capture of Nanking was put off until the last act of all.The Life of Gordon, Volume I
Demetrius Charles Boulger
Nanking (ˈnænˈkɪŋ) or Nan-ching
- a port in E central China, capital of Jiangsu province, on the Yangtze River: capital of the Chinese empire and a literary centre from the 14th to 17th centuries; capital of Nationalist China (1928–37); site of a massacre of about 300 000 civilians by the invading Japanese army in 1937; university (1928). Pop: 2 806 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for nanking
city in China, literally "southern capital," from nan "south" + jing "capital."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
During the Second Sino-Japanese War in the 1930s, Nanjing was the scene of a Japanese massacre (the Rape of Nanking) and became the seat of a puppet regime established by the Japanese.
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