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

  • See Guangdong.

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  • proper n. Obsolete form of Guangdong.

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  • n. a province in southern China


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  • Arrived in Kwangtung, he spent his time on Mount Lo Fo attempting to compound this elixir, and so, working at his experiments, passed into a tranquil sleep.

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

  • The Japanese Kwangtung army in 1945 had been stripped of its elite units to fight elsewhere in the Pacific, all its armor, and any artillery larger than 75mm.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Not a May Day Parade

  • Yes, it took over a million and a half Soviet troops to engage the Japanese Kwangtung army, in a battle that had no appreciable effect on the outcome of the war or even the timeline of surrender.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Not a May Day Parade

  • Sun escaped with his guards, a small air force, and all available soldiers to a base in northern Kwangtung province, while Chiang, who refused to follow him, was left to face the armies of the warlords and the angry Cantonese merchants.

    The Last Empress

  • Where are the highly praised forces of the Shanghai workers or the Kwangtung or Hunan peasants?

    The Last Empress

  • When Sun arrived in Canton, he found that the Hakka General had expropriated for himself a long list of impressive titles, including minister of war and governor of the province of Kwangtung, leaving Sun, the founder of the revolution, with nothing but the title of minister of the interior.

    The Last Empress

  • She also arranged for him to take over the post of finance minister for the province of Kwangtung from T.V.

    The Last Empress

  • The "Red Family" Mao Tse-tung Thought propaganda team of Lunghua production brigade, Polo county, Kwangtung province, consists of the 40-year-old poor peasant couple, Ting Lai-yu and Chang Chiung, and their six children from three to fourteen years.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • He glanced apprehensively at me, knowing I needed him for a Kwangtung temple-door carving I had my eye on among the high numbers.

    The Vatican Rip

  • It was preceded by a long, dull documentary on irrigation systems in Kwangtung province — as, significantly, the "cultural revolution" took place after six years of careful, rational re-building of the economy following the great crisis of the period after the Great Leap Forward.

    An Exchange on China


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