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From the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation for 宜昌 (Yíchāng).


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  1. A large prefecture-level city in western Hubei, China.
    • [1968, Kwang-chih Chang, The Archaeology of Ancient China[1], Yale University Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, →OL, page 177:
      To begin in the Yangtze Valley between Yi-ch’ang (Hupei) and Pa-tung (Szechwan), in the Hsiling Gorge area that was the gateway to the Red basin to the west: fifty-four early sites investigated in 1960 have been grouped into five categories, ranging in date, according to the estimates of the investigators, from Neolithic to Han.]
    • 1974 September, Huo Pai-lin, “Huang Sheng-hsiao, Longshoreman and Poet”, in China Reconstructs[2], volume XXIII, number 9, →OCLC, pages 40–41:
      HUANG Sheng-hsiao, a veteran longshoreman in the port of Yichang on the mid-Yangtze, wrote these lines to praise the new life of the dock workers and the tremendous changes that have come over the port.
      [...]Now 56, Huang Sheng-hsiao is chairman of the Crewmen and Dockers Club in Yichang and a member of the Committee of the Yangtze Crewmen and Dockers Trade Union.
      [...]In 1949 Yichang was liberated.
      [...]In 1951 he was named Class A Model Propagandist of Yichang.
      [...]During the Big Leap Forward in 1958, like people all over the country, the longshoremen of Yichang were fired with daring and enthusiasm.
    • 2023 January 9, Gorgeous Yichang, “Yidu City of Yichang”, in YouTube[3], archived from the original on 2023-05-21[4]:
      Located in western Hubei Province, Yidu, like Yichang, is part of the area known as the "Gateway to the Three Gorges".


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