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

  • See Jiangxi.


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  • It is predominant in eastern Kiangsi, which is not a coastal province, and in central Kwangtung, and it is found in isolated groups throughout all of southern China.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XII No 1

  • [omission: Chinese characters] (lit. "the bank where the alligator was shot"), located ten li southeast of the present Hu-k'ou [omission: Chinese characters], in the Ching dynasty's Chiu-chiang Fu, Kiangsi, which is said to have been the place where Emperor Wu shot his alligator.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty

  • The other day I stood on a mountain top in Kiangsi.


  • 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

  • Meanwhile, he had marched his men to the Ridge of Wells, a mountain range between the provinces of Hunan and Kiangsi, where he was joined by the future commander of the Communist armies, Chu Teh, with several thousand soldiers.

    The Last Empress

  • For the first time the Northern Expedition ran into trouble—not only at Wuhan, where one general told of having to rein in his horse so as not to trample the dead soldiers littering the ground at the front, but at Nanchang, a one-industry enamelware town in the northern part of Kiangsi.

    The Last Empress

  • In early October of 1934, Mao, Chou En-lai, General Chu, and other CCP leaders decided that in order to save themselves and their cause, they had to abandon their stronghold in Kiangsi.

    The Last Empress

  • These areas, still run by warlords, were currently under attack by the Communists on their Long March from Kiangsi.

    The Last Empress

  • He then “abandoned himself” to dissipations readily available in Shanghai, disappearing from headquarters for months at a time into the brothels on the Kiangsi Road the red-light district, contracting venereal disease several times and apparently becoming sterile.

    The Last Empress

  • He also named the former governor of the southern province of Kiangsi to head the Manchurian government and chose his son Chiang Ching-kuo as special commissioner for foreign affairs in charge of dealing with the Russians.

    The Last Empress


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