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Guangzhou is the capital and largest city of Guangdong province in South China. Located on the Pearl River, about 120 km north-northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km north of Macau, Guangzhou serves as an important national transportation hub and trading port. One of the five National Central Cities, it holds sub-provincial administrative status.


Guangzhou or Guang Prefecture was a zhou in imperial China, centering around modern Huangchuan County, Henan, China. It was created in the 6th century by the Liang dynasty and existed until 1913 after the establishment of the Repulic.

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Google previewAbove the Sea (2002)

Expat in China by Jim Bainbridge

Guangzhou is an ancient city—its predecessor settlement, Pan Yu, was a thriving town over two thousand years ago—and the ...

Google previewEnergy Technology Cooperation for Sustainable Economic Development (1993)

by Donald L. Guertin, John E. Gray, Henri Claude Bailly

China's toll road linking the special economic zone near Guangzhou is a three lane highway 120 km long, costing more than $2 billion. It is expected to provide an adequate return on investment due to the high density of traffic. Water supply and ...

Google previewCivil Life, Globalization and Political Change in Asia (2004)

Organizing Between Family and State by Professor and Chair Department of Anthropology Robert P Weller, Robert P. Weller

Guangzhou is a major provincial capital. It has a large political apparatus ...

Google previewNew Urban Configurations (2014)

by R. Cavallo, S. Komossa, N. Marzot

STREET PATTERN AND WATER NETWORK The current street pattern of Guangzhou is a network of grid systems and two ring roads. The traditional synergy between street and water network is missing in the process of transport development. There are three main types of street-water relationships (FIGURE 3 ). 1 Streets along water (waterfronts) Guangzhou was featured as a historic city famous for its water-structured urban fabric. The formation of the streets and lanes is more or ...

Google previewThe Silk Road Encyclopedia (2016)

by Su-il Jeong

Guangzhou The capital city of Guangdong Province, China, as well as the largest trade city in the Huainan region. Located north of the Pearl River delta where the Xi River, Bei River, and Dong River join, Guangzhou has been the center of southern China's commerce and trade and the gateway to foreign countries since ancient times. Originally, Nanyue people lived here, but Qin Shi Huang unified China and established Panyu District in Nanhai County here in 214 BCE, which marks ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2017)

The World's Music: General Perspectives and Reference Tools by Ruth M. Stone

Guangzhou Yinyue Xueyuan Xuebao (Journal of the Guangzhou Conservatory) 1:8–17. ——. 1984.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes (2009)

by Michael Newton

GRIMES, Barbara and Patricia GRIMES, Barbara and Patricia See Chicago child murders GROSS, Christy See Rawlins, Wyoming, rodeo murders “GUANGZHOU Ripper” serial murderer (1991–92) Hard-line communist societies once faced a self- imposed disability in dealing with serial killers, since state propaganda organs routinely denied the existence of serious crime in a “workers' paradise.” Authorities in the former USSR learned the grim truth over a span of two decades, from ...

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