American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of eastern China at the head of Hangzhou Bay, an inlet of the East China Sea. Founded in 606, the city was the capital of a powerful kingdom from 907 to 960. It was later described by Marco Polo as one of the finest and noblest cities in the world. Today it is a modern industrial center and the capital of Zhejiang province. Population: 1,930,000.
- n. a city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay; regarded by Marco Polo as the finest city in the world
“Third-ranked Focused Phototics, based in Hangzhou, is an instrumentation manufacturer.”
“My father, Hsue Chu Tsien (1915 – 1997), came from the "scholar-gentry" class in Hangzhou, China, where "Tsien" (now more commonly transliterated as Qian) is quite a common surname.”
“The wedding: The couple incorporated elements that reflect Wendy's culture, including a tea and wine ceremony, invitations featuring Wendy's drawing of a Chinese wedding character meaning "double happiness," and programs shaped as folding fans (an art for which her native Hangzhou is known).”
“For most people, Hangzhou is not associated with youth culture.”
“We have a variety of collaborations, for example with Taobao, which started in Hangzhou, for the barter exchange.”
“Even today, Hangzhou is considered China's most romantic city.”
“I've done for other books, I know I couldn't have written the novel if I hadn't spent time in Hangzhou and its environs.”
“In one unheated, acres-wide factory in Hangzhou, we saw some 5,000 women attending old-fashioned looms to make hangings and tapestries of traditional Chinese scenes, with no indication that anyone ever bought them.”
“There is another false picture case, the one of an accident in Hangzhou few weeks earlier which shows two adults and a children on lying on the floor.”
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