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  2. Nanjing | China | Britannica

    Nanjing, Wade-Giles romanization Nan-ching, conventional Nanking, city, capital of Jiangsu sheng (province), east-central China. It is a port on the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) and a major industrial and communications centre. Rich in history, it served seven times as the capital of regional empires, twice as the seat of revolutionary government, once (during the Sino-Japanese War of 1937–45) as the site of a puppet regime, and twice as the capital of a united China (the second time ending ...

  3. Nanjing - Wikipedia

    Nanjing is China's service outsourcing base and national software export innovation base. It is China's only pilot city for comprehensive reform of the national science and technology system. The software industry is the number one leading industry and pillar industry that Nanjing strives to cultivate.

  4. Nanjing travel - Lonely Planet | China, Asia

    China Nanjing Many visitors only pass through handsome Nanjing (南京, Nánjīng; literally 'Southern Capital') when traveling from Shanghai to Beijing (or vice versa), but the capital of Jiangsu, lying on the lower stretches of the Yangzi River, boasts a rich and impressive historical heritage. It's also one of the best-looking cities in China.

  5. Nanjing, China 2023: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

    Nanjing Tourism: Best of Nanjing Essential Nanjing Do Places to see, ways to wander, and signature experiences. Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) 1,696 Cemeteries, Historic Sites The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre 1,077 Historic Sites, History Museums Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall) 476 Historic Sites Confucian Temple Area (Fuzi Miao)

  6. Nanjing, China - WorldAtlas

    Nanjing is a sub-provincial city located in the delta region of the Yangtze River in the southwestern part of the Jiangsu province in the east-central part of the People's Republic of China. Nanjing serves as the capital city of the Jiangsu province and is considered the second-largest city in the East China region. In the administrative structure of China, Nanjing is one of the fifteen sub-provincial cities and is also one of the nation's four great ancient capitals.

  7. Nanjing Travel Guide - China

    Nanjing Facts Chinese Name: 南京 (nán jīng) Population: 8,500,000 Area: 6587.02 square kilometers (2,543.26 square kilometers) Location: in the south of Jiangsu Province, east China Administrative Division: 11 districts (Xuanwu, Qinhuai, Jianye, Gulou, Qixia. Yuhuatai, Jiangning, Pukou, Liuhe, Lishui, Gaochun) Area Code: 025 Zip Code: 210000 - 211800

  8. Nanjing, historically also Nanking, is the capital city of Jiangsu Province in China. At more than 8 million inhabitants, it is one of China's largest cities. It is in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and is the central city of the lower Yangtze Basin. Wikivoyage Wikipedia Photo: 董辰兴, CC BY-SA 4.0. Photo: GP02YG, CC BY-SA 3.0 .

  9. Nanjing: The Beautiful City with an Ugly History

    Nanjing has been China’s capital several times. In 1368, the Ming Dynasty made Nanjing its home, and constructed an immense wall around the city. The Nationalist Party under Chiang Kai-shek returned the capital to Nanjing in 1927. This city, then with a population of about one million, became a prime target when Japan invaded China in 1937.

  10. Rape of Nanjing: Massacre, Facts & Aftermath - HISTORY

    Once one of China's most prosperous cities and industrial centers, Nanjing took decades to recover from the devastation it experienced in the Rape of Nanjing. Abandoned as the national...

  11. Nanjing Massacre | History, Summary & Facts | Britannica

    Nanjing Massacre, conventional Nanking Massacre, also called Rape of Nanjing, (December 1937–January 1938), mass killing and ravaging of Chinese citizens and capitulated soldiers by soldiers of the Japanese Imperial Army after its seizure of Nanjing, China, on December 13, 1937, during the Sino-Japanese War that preceded World War II. The number of Chinese killed in the massacre has been subject to much debate, with most estimates ranging from 100,000 to more than 300,000.