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Guangzhou

(Encyclopedia) Guangzhou gwäng´jō´ [key] or Canton kăn˝tŏn´, kăn´tŏn˝ [key], city (1994 est. pop. 3,113,800), capital of Guangdong prov., S China, a major deepwater port on the Pearl Rive...

Canton

(Encyclopedia) Canton: see Guangzhou , China.

Pearl

(Encyclopedia) Pearl, Chin. Zhujiang, river, 110 mi (177 km) long, S Guangdong prov., S China. Formed at Guangzhou by the confluence of the Xi and Bei rivers, it flows E then S past Guangzhou and Huang...

Huangpu

(Encyclopedia) Huangpu hwäng´po͞o´ [key] or Whampoa hwäm´pō´ä´ [key], city, S Guangdong prov., SE China, on an island in the Pearl River. It is c.9 mi (14.5 km) SE of Guangzhou, of which it...

Foshan

(Encyclopedia) Foshan fô-shän [key] or Namhoi näm´hoi´ [key], city (1994 est. pop. 368,500), E Guangdong prov., SE China, in the Pearl River delta. An industrial city that borders Guangzhou, it ...

Xi

(Encyclopedia) Xi shē [key] or Xi Jiang shē jyäng [key], great river of S China, c.1,250 mi (2,010 km) long, rising in E Yunnan prov. and flowing generally E through Guangxi and Guangdong provs. t...

Xinyang

(Encyclopedia) Xinyang or Sinyang both: shĭn´yäng´ [key], city (1994 est. pop. 217,800), S Henan prov., China. It is a transportation hub lying on the Beijing-Guangzhou RR and the major regional c...

Shaoguan

(Encyclopedia) Shaoguan shou´gwän´ [key] or Kukong kük´gông´ [key], city (1994 est. pop. 403,900), N Guangdong prov., SE China, on the Bei (North) River and the Guangzhou-Wuhan RR. It is a tra...

Bei

(Encyclopedia) Bei pā, bā [key], river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, formed by the union of two headstreams in the Nanling Mts., N Guangdong prov., S China. It flows S into the Xi River, E of Guangzhou, to form...

Opium Wars

(Encyclopedia) Opium Wars, 1839–42 and 1856–60, two wars between China and Western countries. The first was between Great Britain and China. Early in the 19th cent., British merchants began smuggling opiu...