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

  • Qing also called Manchu. A Chinese dynasty (1644-1912) during which increasing Western influence and trade led to the Opium War (1839-1842) with Britain and the Boxer Rebellion (1898-1900). The dynasty, China's last, was overthrown by nationalist revolutionaries.

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  • n. the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu


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  • Actors and dancers dressed in Qing Dynasty costumes perform at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

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  • This cycle played out in the mid-1600s, as the Ming Dynasty fell into decline and the Manchus (who took on the moniker Qing) swept in to create a new centralized authority.

  • 220 In summary, there probably emerged a national money market in Qing China, thanks to the abundant supply of copper from Yunnan.

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  • Under the new dynastic name Qing, they fought southward through China, opposed by a series of courts known as the Ming loyalists, who struggled to restore the Ming dynasty. 4 Out of this chaos arose the most fearsome enemy the Dutch colony had yet faced: Zheng Chenggong (鄭成功), known in Western sources as Koxinga. 5 From his base in Xiamen City, Chenggong fought bitterly to reinstate the Ming.

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  • For example, a citrus peel called Qing pi would be added to the cocktail if a woman's symptoms include tender breasts.

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  • In addition, our four new products, namely Qing Re Jie Du Oral Liquid, Compound Schizandra Tablets, Ginseng and Venison Extract, and Badger Oil have established a strong foothold in the market and contributed nearly 19% of the quarter's total sales revenue.

  • Ben Marcom Weekly: Sex appeal in Chinese advertising (2004.07): Most Chinese people will remember a TV commercial for a gum called Qing Zui with the opening line of: "Do you want to feel the taste of kissing?"

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  • Especially since “Chinese” is not related to Japanese or Korean linguistically except through heavy word borrowing, especially through the Qing which is not Cantonese… though Cantonese did trade and have an influence on Korean in particular, mainly noun-wise, not grammatically.

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  • If you’re thinking that the Qing is the Early Modern in China, because it’s chronologically contiguous with the Early Modern in Europe, you have to give that up. this discussion is as good a starting place as any….

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  • The program will range from modern Chinese composers such as Qing Zhu (青主), whose work I Live at One End of the Yangtzi River (我住長江頭) will be presented, to an operatic selection from Gounod and Bizet.

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