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Nanjing, Nanking or Nan-ching (ˈnænˈdʒɪŋ, ˈnænˈtʃɪŋ, ˈnænˈkɪŋ, ˈnænˈtʃɪŋ)
a port in E central China, capital of Jiangsu province, on the Yangtze River: capital of the Chinese empire and a literary centre from the 14th to 17th centuries; capital of Nationalist China (1928--37); site of a massacre of about 300 000 civilians by the invading Japanese army in 1937; university (1928). Pop: 2 806 000 (2005 est)
Nanking, Nanking or Nan-ching
Nan-ching, Nanking or Nan-ching

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Nanking [(nan-king, nahn-jing)]

See Nanjing.

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