Hanyang

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See also: hányǎng and Han-yang

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 漢陽汉阳 (Hànyáng).

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Hanyang

  1. A district of Wuhan, Hubei, China.
    • 1669, John Nievhoff, John Ogilbt, transl., An Embassy from the Eaſt-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham Emperour of China[1], London: John Macock, page 227:
      In the Countrey of Huquang, near to the City of Hanyang, is a Tower called Xelenhoa, which far excels all other the like Structures, in Art and Coſtlineſs.
    • 1912, Edwin J. Dingle, China’s Revolution 1911-1912: A Historical and Political Record of the Civil War[2], London: T. Fisher Unwin, OCLC 493811934, page 74:
      Not a hundred yards from where I sat were four field-guns—deadly four-inchers, the modem Krupp—sending shells into Hanyang as fast as the gunners were able to work. The booming shook the whole city, sending frightened children to their mothers, themselves at their wits’ ends with fear. Revolutionary batteries at Hanyang, not yet silenced or showing any signs of giving up the fight, dropped its shells sometimes nearer, sometimes farther, never into the battery here on the railroad.
  2. (historical) An old term for Seoul

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