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  • n. a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port


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  • (Hardly anyone ever bothered with the strict Wade-Giles renderings of those city names, Pei-ching and Kuang-chou.)

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  • [the period] K'ai-yüan [713-742], Kuang-chou [modern Canton] presented one.

    The History of the Former Han Dynasty


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