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See also: Yangtzé
The folk etymology that it means "Son of the Ocean" derives from the homophonic misnomer 洋子江 which was apparently given to Matteo Ricci, whose posthumously-published journals popularized the name in Europe as Latin Iansu and Iansuchian.
- The longest river in China that flows to the East China Sea north of Shanghai.
- Aside from the Turfan depression in Hsin-chiang (Sinkiang) province, the hottest part of China lies in the middle and lower Yangtze Valley. Maximum temperatures of 43°-44°C (110°-112°F) have been recorded in Ch'ang-sha and Nan-ching.