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

  • See Hangzhou.

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  • n. a city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay; regarded by Marco Polo as the finest city in the world


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  • In 2000, she self-published a memoir of her early life in China, "Hangchow, My Home: Growing up in 'Heaven Below.'"

    Dunn, Fischer, Gibson, Harker, Rowan, Hammerbeck, Hutchison, Grossman, Zic, Thompson, Sorrell, Schultheis die

  • There is a reason places like Nanking, Hangchow, Xian were capitals of China before, they were close to the richest areas of China at the time they ruled.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Tomorrow People

  • 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later the United States refused to help the generalissimo put down a rebellion in Fukien province, where the rebels had withdrawn inside an old walled town.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

  • After whipping them into shape, Chiang led another hundred men in the “liberation” of Hangchow in his home province.

    The Last Empress

  • The G-mo responded by suggesting a conference in Hangchow with Li, General Ho, and others.

    The Last Empress

  • Chinese Red Army which had marched in under its nose from Hangchow and taken control of the city proper.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • The second class of pilots and their wives ended up living in a place in Hangchow that had once been a monastery, halfway up in the mountain where the monks grew dragon-well tea, the best tea in all of china.

    The Kitchen God's wife

  • Wen Fu waved to them each time, pointing to himself and shouting, "Air force, Hangchow, second class."

    The Kitchen God's wife

  • It was that same silly story she had told me in Hangchow, but now everyone was agreeing with her, even I.

    The Kitchen God's wife

  • And now the announcement had come: They would be sent to Hangchow for special training, with congratulations from Madame Chiang on behalf of her husband, the General.

    The Kitchen God's wife


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