from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Zhejiang.


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  • In May the Japanese swept through Chekiang and Kiangsu Provinces, seizing Chinese airfields to prevent further missions against the homeland and scourging villages suspected of assisting the Raiders.


  • CHIANG KAI-SHEK came from the village of Chikow in the province of Chekiang, located on the seacoast south of Shanghai.

    The Last Empress

  • What we do know is that the Chiangs were together to celebrate their sixth anniversary on December 1, 1933, and spent Christmas Day of that year traveling from his old home in Chekiang south to Fukien.

    The Last Empress

  • Even after dismissing Chen from the governorship of Taiwan, however, the generalissimo appointed him governor of their old province of Chekiang, and it was not until Chiang learned that Chen had been dealing with an old Communist associate that he had him arrested.

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  • It is generally agreed that once Chiang Kai-shek withdrew his government behind the mountains in Chungking, he did very little either to fight the Japanese or to help the Chinese in the occupied territories—even after enemy planes dropped fleas carrying plague germs over Chekiang and later tried to infect the population there with anthrax, plague, typhoid, and cholera.

    The Last Empress

  • “Jimmy” Doolittle, were successful in dropping their bombs on the Japanese capital but crash-landed or had to parachute out of their planes on their way to the airfield in the province of Chekiang.

    The Last Empress

  • After issuing the statement announcing his retirement, Chiang had left Nanking and returned to his home in the mountains of Chekiang.

    The Last Empress

  • Meanwhile, Chiang had taken Ching-kuo with him to his old home in the province of Chekiang.

    The Last Empress

  • Exact figures are impossible to come by, but tens of thousands - perhaps as many as 250,000 - Chinese civilians were murdered in the Chekiang and Kiangsu provinces.


  • Not only did these fail to kill as many Chinese soldiers as the Japanese had hoped, but on at least one occasion — the 1942 assault on Chekiang — 10,000 Japanese soldiers were affected, of whom some 1,700 died.

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