from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Chinese provincial military governor.
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- n. a Chinese military governor or warlord
Chinese (Mandarin) dū jūn : dū, to supervise + jūn, army.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Mandarin 督軍 (dūjūn, "military governor; warlord"). (Wiktionary)
It is a significant fact, symbolically at least, that the most powerful remaining tuchun or military governor in China -- in some respects the only powerful one who has survived the vicissitudes of the last few years -- namely Chang Tso