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

  • See Fuzhou.


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  • Foochow, which is in the same province as Amoy, but possesses a special dialect of its own.

    China and the Chinese

  • None of the landscapes by Chinese artists have the tonal depth as those published in the Scottish photographer's "Foochow and the River Min," and none of the portraits are as lively and piercing as the ones in his four-volume "Illustrations of China and Its People."

    Chinese Behind the Lens

  • The Treaty of Nanking, which ended the First Opium War in 1842, ceded the island of Hong Kong to Britain, required the Chinese to pay $21 million indemnity, and opened the so-called treaty ports of Shanghai, Canton, Amoy, Foochow, and Ningpo to foreign trade.

    The Last Empress

  • "As a member of the public, members of the Foochow community can really help in alleviating the chances for it to be committed," he told reporters when officiating a luncheon organised by the Sarawak and Sabah Foochow Association.

    A Seven Percent Rise In Crime Rate.

  • - "The Foochow and Khengcheow Association of Coffeeshop Owners: Standard Operating Procedure on how to brew the perfect cup of ice coffee"

    Harry Potter and the Chamberpot

  • In 1916, Miyagui Chojun Sensei went to Foochow city (Fukien) were Higaonna Kanryo had studied (aprox. 1869-84) a southern style of Shaolin kempo under the tutelage of Master Ryu Ryuko.

    Karate and Modernity: A Call for Comments

  • The trip of Miyagui Sensei to Foochow is the return to the sources; it may be interpreted as the quest for the recognition from the absent father.

    Karate and Modernity: A Call for Comments

  • They always find it puzzling until I explain to them that that Cantonese, Hakka, Foochow, Hainan, Teochew, Hokkien, etc. "dialects" can all be classified as Chinese language. THE CHINESE BABEL.

  • The Formosa type of this tea is more famous than the Amoy, Foochow, and Canton varieties.

    Salem Falls

  • "They say Dunross's got a secret fund'the tai-pan's fund" started by Dirk Struan in the beginning with the loot he got when he burned and sacked Foochow, a fund that only the current tai-pan can use for just this sort of thing, for h 'eung you and payoffs, anything'maybe even a little murder.

    Noble House


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