Hangchou

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 杭州 (Hángzhōu) Wade-Giles romanization: Hang²-chou¹.

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Hangchou

  1. Alternative form of Hangzhou
    • 1971, Masterpieces of Chinese Album Painting in the National Palace Museum[1], Taipei, page 124:
      The Emperor Kao-tsung (1107-1162), whose official name was Kou, and whose familiar name was Te-chi, was the ninth son of the Emperor Hui-tsung. At first he was entitled Prince of K'ang, but on the two emperors Hui-tsung and Ch'in-tsung being taken north as prisoners by the Khitan he established himself as emperor in Hangchou.
    • 1983, Edwin T. Morris, The Gardens of China[2], Charles Scribner's Sons, →ISBN, page 16:
      The Sung Dynasty is divided into a Northern and Southern Sung, the former when the capital was at Kaifeng, and the latter when Hangchou was the capital.
    • 1994, Julie Landau, Beyond Spring[3], Columbia University Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, →OL, page 227:
      When the dust settled, there was the Chin dynasty with its own emperor plus two Sung emperors as prisoners in the north, and Kao-tsung, the first emperor of the Southern Sung, in Hangchou.

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