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

  • See Hebei.

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  • n. a populous province in northeastern China


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  • With the vestiges of the Hsien-pi who followed him, mostly cavalry, he fought his way northward into the old homeland of the Hsien-pi and there, in central Hopei, founded the "Later Yen dynasty" (384-409), himself reigning for twelve years.

    A History of China

  • In 874 began a great rising in the south of the present province of Hopei, the chief agrarian region.

    A History of China

  • Remnants of this painted pottery have been found over a wide area from Southern Manchuria, Hopei, Shansi, Honan, Shensi to

    A History of China

  • The area under more or less organized Shang control comprised towards the end of the dynasty the present provinces of Honan, western Shantung, southern Hopei, central and south Shansi, east Shensi, parts of Kiangsu and Anhui.

    A History of China

  • Take the Province of Quebec and this province, take your great granaries in the grain-raising provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, which are similar to the Manchurian Provinces, take the province in which Peiping is located, the Province of Hopei, on down the coast, a territory which might be likened to the original thirteen colonies.

    Present Conditions In China

  • Now in Chi Province [present Hopei and Shansi] there is an amusement called Ch'ih-yu's Games.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • Meanwhile rebellion had flared throughout the present Shantung and Hopei.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • River valley, which debouched through mountain passes onto the great plain in the present central Hopei.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • Then he sent emissaries to stir up rebellion against Hsiang Yü in Anhui, and sent Han Hsin, who was his titular General-in-chief, to conquer Shansi and Hopei, and thence to press into Shantung.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • Chü-lu in central Hopei and sent to Ch'u for rescue.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty


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