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

  • Formerly Tsin·kiang (tsĭnˈkyängˈ, chĭnˈjyängˈ)Quanzhou A city of southeast China southwest of Fuzhou. It was an important port during the Middle Ages but declined after the 15th century. Population: 329,000.

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  • proper n. A prefecture-level city in southeastern Fujian province, China.


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  • Sinochem, a unit of Sinochem Group, China's fourth-largest energy company, plans to sell 26.5 billion A shares ahead of the IPO and use the proceeds to fund an oil-refining project based in the Fujian port city of Quanzhou, according to a report on the company's environmental standards published on the ministry's website.

    Sinochem Plans Shanghai IPO of up to $5.5 Billion

  • The conglomerate is building a 29.4 billion yuan refinery and petrochemical complex in Quanzhou.

    Sinochem Plans Shanghai IPO of up to $5.5 Billion

  • This architectural relief was carved in granite and retrieved from an unrecorded Hindu temple in Quanzhou.

    The World of Khubilai Khan

  • In 1307 Pope Clement V appointed him archbishop of Peking and with further reinforcements from Rome, the Catholics established a thriving community in the southern seaport of Quanzhou in Fujian Province.

    The Chinese are Coming

  • So maybe it is a time for these kids to re-discover pipa player Wu Man performing with traditional musicians coming from remote areas in rural China, or the marionettes of the Quanzhou opera puppet theatre?

    Charles Fabius: Chinese Fall at Carnegie Hall

  • In the Yue language family, for example, Cantonese speakers are barely intelligible to Taishan speakers, and the Southern Min dialects of Quanzhou, Changzhou and Xiamen are equally difficult to communicate across.

    China’s Ethnic Fault Lines

  • The New York program will begin on a playfully authentic note, with a performance by the Quanzhou Marionette Theater, which takes song and puppetry traditions from the southwestern Fujian Province to bring to life a wide variety of Chinese folk tales.

    Culture and Celebrity

  • Reuters Soldiers ran from waves triggered by Typhoon Morakot along the shores of Quanzhou, in China's Fujian province on Saturday.

    Major Typhoon Forces Evacuations

  • In addition to his museum installations, Mr. Cai, who was born in Quanzhou, China, in 1957 and now lives in New York, is known for creating fantastic fireworks displays (he helped choreograph the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony).

    Explosive Art: The Work of Cai Guo-Qiang

  • Cai, 50, has been toying with firecrackers since he was a boy in Quanzhou, China, where every public occasion called for pyrotechnics.

    Pop Goes the Easel


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