Nanjing , Nanking , Nan-ching
n a port in E central China, capital of Jiangsu province, on the Yangtze River: capital of the Chinese empire and a literary centre from the 14th to 17th centuries; capital of Nationalist China (1928--37); site of a massacre of about 300000 civilians by the invading Japanese army in 1937; university (1928). Pop.: 2500000 (1991 est.)
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