from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of northeast China comprising the modern-day provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning. It was the homeland of the Manchu people who conquered China in the 17th century and was hotly contested by the Russians and the Japanese in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chinese Communists gained control of the area in 1948.
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- proper n. The historical name of a former region of north-east China, where the Qing Dynasty originated. Currently divided into regions corresponding to the historic names Inner Manchuria and Outer Manchuria.
- proper n. A former state in East Asia ruled by the Qing Dynasty, which became incorporated into the Chinese state when the Qing conquered China.
- proper n. The area traditionally inhabitted by ethnic Manchus and their predecessors, the Jurchen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a region in northeastern China
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MR. MASSEY: Canada needs no argument to show that the situation in Manchuria is one to command her active interest.
Japan's twenty-five years in Manchuria is an engrossing story of business achievement.
As I said, the Soviet campaign in Manchuria was brilliantly executed.
The Soviet campaign in Manchuria was brilliantly executed.
He resigned his post in Manchuria as a protest over the cruel treatment of Chinese civilians.
Manchuria is afire with labor strife because of the restructiruings.
They claim Japan staged an attack on one of its own railways in Manchuria but blamed China in order to declare war.
So I wrote what I needed at a given time, say, a scene set in Manchuria in 1934, to answer in part my own questions about a character who first appears in the 1950s.
Many Taiwan POWs were later re-located to camps in Manchuria and Mukden.
Well, the Japanese possessed remarkable aircraft at the start of the war, and the pilots were already war-hardened by years of combat in Manchuria and China.