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Xinhui

(Encyclopedia) Xinhui shĭn-hwē or Sunwuiso͞on´wē´, town (1994 est. pop. 254,700), S Guangdong prov., SE China, in the Xi River delta, near Guangzhou. It has fruit orchards, fruit-processing…

Confucianism

(Encyclopedia) Confucianism kənfyo͞o´shənĭzəm, moral and religious system of China. Its origins go back to the Analects (see Chinese literature), the sayings attributed to Confucius, and to ancient…

opium

(Encyclopedia) opium, substance derived by collecting and drying the milky juice in the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Opium varies in color from yellow to dark brown and…