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Chaotian Palace
The Chaotian Palace
Chaotian Palace
(Chinese: 朝天宫; pinyin: Cháotiān Gōng, lit. "Palace of Heaven Veneration"), is located in Nanjing, China. It was built as an imperial palace in the Ming dynasty,[1] and today it is the Nanjing
Nanjing
Municipal Museum.[1] Chaotian Palace
Chaotian Palace
area has the largest preserved traditional Chinese architectural complex in Jiangnan.Contents1 Overview 2 History 3 Transportation 4 Notes 5 External linksOverview[edit] The palace is a complex of buildings, in the center of which is the Wen Temple, which was built with precious materials, including yellow glazed tile was from Jingdezhen
Jingdezhen
in Jiangxi province
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Simplified Chinese Characters
Simplified Chinese characters
Chinese characters
(简化字; jiǎnhuàzì)[1] are standardized Chinese characters
Chinese characters
prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
Characters for use in mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language. The government of the People's Republic of China
People's Republic of China
in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy.[2] They are officially used in the People's Republic of China
Republic of China
and Singapore. Traditional Chinese
Traditional Chinese
characters are currently used in Hong Kong, Macau, and the Republic of China
Republic of China
(Taiwan)
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Tang Dynasty
The Tang dynasty
Tang dynasty
or the Tang Empire
Empire
(/tɑːŋ/;[3] Chinese: 唐朝[a]) was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui dynasty
Sui dynasty
and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. It is generally regarded as a high point in Chinese civilization, and a golden age of cosmopolitan culture.[5] Its territory, acquired through the military campaigns of its early rulers, rivaled that of the Han dynasty, and the Tang capital at Chang'an
Chang'an
(present-day Xi'an) was the most populous city in the world. The dynasty was founded by the Lǐ family (李), who seized power during the decline and collapse of the Sui Empire
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Defence Park (Nanjing)
Defense
Defense
or defence may refer to:Contents1 Tactics and strategy 2 Sports 3 Politics and economics 4 Concepts in law 5 Other uses 6 See alsoTactics and strategy[edit] Defense
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Lishui District
Lishui District
Lishui District
(simplified Chinese: 溧水区; traditional Chinese: 溧水區; pinyin: Lìshuǐ qū), formerly Lishui County (simplified Chinese: 溧水县; traditional Chinese: 溧水縣; pinyin: Lìshuǐ xiàn) until January 2013, is one of 11 districts of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. The district is south-east of Jiangning District
Jiangning District
and north of Gaochun District. It remains predominantly rural. History[edit]In 591, Lishui county was established. In 1295, the county was converted into a subprefecture. In 1369, it was restored as a county. In 1491, its south extremity was separated to establish Gaochun county.Transportation[edit] The Nanjing–Hangzhou Passenger Railway
Nanjing–Hangzhou Passenger Railway
crosses Lishui District
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Pinyin
Hanyu Pinyin
Hanyu Pinyin
Romanization
Romanization
(simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音), often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
in mainland China
China
and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin
Pinyin
without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters. The pinyin system was developed in the 1950s by many linguists, including Zhou Youguang,[1] based on earlier form romanizations of Chinese
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Xinjiekou, Nanjing
Xinjiekou (Chinese: 新街口; pinyin: Xīnjiēkǒu) is the central business district of Nanjing, People's Republic of China. It gave its name to Xinjiekou subway station.Contents1 History 2 The Business Circle 3 References 4 See alsoHistory[edit] Xinjiekou is an ancient site in Nanjing. In ancient times, it is only a quiet and lonely street with lots of empty space and pond. Since 1929, the location has changed greatly; four main roads of 40-meter-width met here: Zhongshan Eastern Road, Zhongzheng Road(Zhongshan Southern Road), Hanzhong Road, and Zhongshan Road, with a ring square in the center. On the grounds of the new traffic circle, Xinjiekou became the newly developing commercial center. In the 1930s, many buildings sprang up, like The Domestic Bank, Zhejiang Xingye Bank, China Bank of Communication, the Central Shopping Center, Dahua Theater, Xindu Theater, and Fuchang Restaurant
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People's Republic Of China
China, officially the People's Republic
People's Republic
of China
China
(PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,[k][19] depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world
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Examination Yuan
Control YuanPresidentChang Po-yaLocal governmentsAdministrative divisions HeadsElectionsCentral Election CommissionChairperson Liu I-chouPresidential elections1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016Legislative elections1992 1995 1998 2001 2004 2008 2012 2016Referendums2004 Jan 2008 Mar 2008Political partiesNationally representedDemocratic Progressive Party Kuomintang New Power Party People First Party Non-Partisan Solidarity UnionOthers Taiwan
Taiwan
Solidarity Union New Party Minkuotang Green Party TaiwanRelated topicsP
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Republic Of China
Taiwan
Taiwan
(/ˌtaɪˈwɑːn/ ( listen)), officially the Republic of China
China
(ROC), is a state in East Asia.[15][16][17] Its neighbors include the People's Republic of China
China
(PRC) to the west, Japan
Japan
to the northeast, and the Philippines
Philippines
to the south. It is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations. The island of Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, was inhabited by aborigines before the 17th century, when Dutch and Spanish colonies opened the island to mass Han immigration. After a brief rule by the Kingdom of Tungning, the island was annexed by the Qing dynasty, the last dynasty of China. The Qing ceded Taiwan
Taiwan
to Japan
Japan
in 1895 after the Sino-Japanese War
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Qing Dynasty
Tael
Tael
(liǎng)Preceded by Succeeded byLater JinShunSouthern MingDzungarRepublic of ChinaMongoliaThe Qing dynasty, also known as the Qing Empire, officially the Great Qing (English: /tʃɪŋ/), was the last imperial dynasty of China, established in 1636 and ruling China from 1644 to 1912. It was preceded by the Ming dynasty
Ming dynasty
and succeeded by the Republic of China. The Qing multi-cultural empire lasted almost three centuries and formed the territorial base for the modern Chinese state. It was the fourth largest empire in world history. The dynasty was founded by the Jurchen Aisin Gioro
Aisin Gioro
clan in Manchuria. In the late sixteenth century, Nurhaci, originally a Ming vassal, began organizing "Banners", military-social units that included Jurchen, Han Chinese, and Mongol elements
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Taiping Rebellion
Qing
Qing
victoryFall of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Diminished power of the central court over the provinces Rise of irregular provincial armies Vanquishing of the God Worshippers[1] Lasting damage to the perception of Christianity
Christianity
in China[1] Spar
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Hongwu Emperor
The Hongwu Emperor
Hongwu Emperor
(21 October 1328 – 24 June 1398), personal name Zhu Yuanzhang (formerly Romanized as Chu Yuan-Chang), was the founder and first emperor of China's Ming dynasty. In the middle of the 14th century, with famine, plagues, and peasant revolts sweeping across China, Zhu Yuanzhang rose to command the force that conquered China
China
and ended the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty, forcing the Mongols
Mongols
to retreat to the Central Asian steppes. Zhu claimed the Mandate of Heaven
Mandate of Heaven
and established the Ming dynasty
Ming dynasty
at the beginning of 1368; later in the same year his army occupied the Yuan capital, Khanbaliq
Khanbaliq
(present-day Beijing)
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Qinhuai River
The Qinhuai River
Qinhuai River
(秦淮河) is a tributary of the Yangtze
Yangtze
with a total length of 110 km. It flows through central Nanjing
Nanjing
and is called "Nanjing's mother river". It is the "life blood" of the city. The Qinhuai River
Qinhuai River
is divided into inner and outer rivers. Today, the scenic belt along the Qinhuai River
Qinhuai River
develops with the Confucius Temple at the center and the river serving as a bond
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Wu (Ten Kingdoms)
Wu (吳), also referred to as Huainan
Huainan
(淮南), Hongnong (弘農), Southern Wu (南吳), or Yang Wu (楊吳), was one of the Ten Kingdoms in south-central China
China
which was in existence from 907 to 937. Its capital was Jiangdu Municipality (江都) (modern Yangzhou
Yangzhou
in Jiangsu Province). Some historians consider Wu to have begun in 902, when Yang Xingmi was named Prince of Wu by the Tang dynasty. All three rulers of Wu after 907 (when the Tang dynasty
Tang dynasty
collapsed) were Yang Xingmi's sons. The first ruler, Yang Wo, was murdered by Xu Wen and Zhang Hao, and the two who followed him were effective puppets dominated by Xu Wen and his adopted son Xu Zhigao, who usurped power in 937 to establish Southern Tang
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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