Kwang-chow

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Kwang-chow

  1. Obsolete spelling of Guangzhou
    • 1886, James Legge, transl., A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 113:
      Fâ-hien kept his retreat on board the ship. They took a course to the north-east, intending to fetch Kwang-chow.
    • 1969, F. Robert Paulsen, editor, Changing Dimensions in International Education[2], Tucson, Ariz.: University of Arizona Press, page 113:
      They insisted on changing the scheduled route suddenly and wanted to go to Kwang-chow [Canton].
      . . .
      On the day the delegation visited the 20th Chinese Export Commodities Fair in Kwang-chow, they were informed by their guide that China had established trade relations with more than 120 countries and regions in the world and that over 6,000 visitors from more than 60 countries and regions had visited that Fair;
    • 2002, Richard S. Warren, Begins with the Oboe: A History of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra[3], University of Toronto Press, →ISBN, page 129:
      The last concert of the tour was given in Canton. The TS had become one of the hottest tickets in China and demand in Canton was so great that, unknown to the players, local authorities had arranged a public Wednesday morning get-together for members of the TS and the Kwang-chow (Canton) Philharmonic Society.