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

  • See Fujian1.
  • See Fujian2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province


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  • So in spite of the circumstances which admitted no patience, they have reconsidered the feelings of the Government of their neighbouring country and, with the exception of the article relating to Fukien which is to be the subject of an exchange of notes as has already been agreed upon by the Representatives of both nations, will undertake to detach the Group V from the present negotiation and discuss it separately in the future.

    The Fight for the Republic in China

  • Six months later, Mao and his followers moved east to a much larger base on the border of the provinces of Kiangsi and Fukien.

    The Last Empress

  • But having learned his lesson in Manchuria, Chiang soon gave up all his other territory except the Pescadores and the islands of Quemoy and Matsu off the coast of Fukien.

    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

  • Frogmen swam up the Min River to Fukien to blow up Communist ships and damage their harbors.

    The Last Empress

  • He had previously served for eight years as governor of the province of Fukien, where it was said that he had managed to hide a thriving trade carried on between his powerful patrons and the Japanese enemy.

    The Last Empress

  • Some twenty Army Air Corps reserve officers set up schools in Hangchow in 1932, but two years later the United States refused to help the generalissimo put down a rebellion in Fukien province, where the rebels had withdrawn inside an old walled town.

    The Last Empress

  • Gambling in the Penghu is just more of the Cargo Cult dream that uncountable hordes of Chinese are simply standing there in Fukien in long lines from the coast, holding wads of cash just waiting to invest here and "save Taiwan."

    Tuesday Odds and Ends

  • Zheng was "the most important merchant" dealing in Hizen porcelain of the time, and his ships plied back and forth between Japan, the Fukien coast which he controlled into the late 1650s, carrying porcelain, though no Hizen porcelain has been found there it is known from Macao.

    Paper on Parade: Hizen Porcelain and Global Trade in the era of Koxinga

  • Development and Decline of Fukien Province in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1990), esp.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese


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