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.
- a maritime province in E China. 40,927 sq. mi. (106,001 sq. km). Capital: Nanjing.
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Examples from the Web for nanjing
The Rape of Nanjing was a gruesome affair in modern history, and its details should be brought to light.
Over a thousand men died at Yijiangmen, one of the city gates on the western border of old Nanjing.
They chose the 76th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacres as the date of their protest.
Ask anyone on the streets of Nanjing what they think about Japan, and chances are you will hear some strong feedback.
He is the last warrior of Nanjing—the last surviving native Nanjingite who defended the city in 1937.
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)
- a province of E China, on the Yellow Sea: consists mostly of the marshy delta of the Yangtze River, with some of China's largest cities and most densely populated areas. Capital: Nanjing. Pop: 74 060 000 (2003 est). Area: 102 200 sq km (39 860 sq miles)
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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