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  • Thus were they clad when I met them; but catching sight of my distinguished person, mistaking me for a "gwan," they immediately made a rush for the man carrying the tunics, to clothe themselves for my presence with seemly respectability.

    Across China on Foot

  • Lao Chang, with the air of a hsien "gwan," sits in judgment upon them, bringing to bear his long experience of coolies and the amount of

    Across China on Foot

  • A deputation from the local "gwan" waited upon me to learn my wishes and to receive my commands.

    Across China on Foot

  • Arriving early, my men were able to secure the best room and soon after, with much imposing pomp and show, a "gwan" [AH] arrived, disgusted that he had to take a lower room.

    Across China on Foot

  • Lee Jung-hoon/Yonhap/Reuters "I thought you were dead," Lee Min-gwan, left, a 61-year-old who left North Korea with his mother when he was three months old, told his 90-year-old father, right, according to South Korean media reports.

    A Brief Encounter

  • At left, North Korean father Ri Jong-ryol, center, looked at a photo album with his South Korean son Lee Min-gwan, right, and daughter Lee Sun-ja, left, during the family reunion.

    A Brief Encounter

  • In China, businesses are built on networks or guanxi pronounced gwan-SHEE.

    Quirkiest Cultural Practices From Around The World

  • They were waited on by a woman dressed in the old style, the foulard and madras of the gwan 'wobe (grande robe) of the French Antilles.

    'The Blue Hour: A Life of Jean Rhys'

  • Also, like Dan'™s post, there'™s some shameless pluggin'™ gwan down.

    July 2007

  • Perry surprised himself by the ease with which he made this monstrous threat, but it seemed to have a soporific influence on his companion, for he gave out an “aw gwan” and subsided into abashed silence.

    Tales of the Jazz Age


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