The name Nanjing in Chinese / Japanese...

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 nán jīng
Nanjing Scroll

南京 is the title of Nanking or Nanjing.

This literally means southern capital. Nanjing was, at various times in history, the capital of China.

Nanjing is currently the capital of Jiangsu province. During WWII, it was the site of a massacre by invading Japanese troops.

Nanking is just an alternate romanization of these characters, in the same way that Peking is the alternate for Beijing. The real pronunciation in Mandarin is closer to Nanjing than Nanking.

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nán jīng
    nan2 jing1
nan ching

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Nanjing subprovincial city on the Changjiang, capital of Jiangsu province 江蘇|江苏; capital of China at different historical periods
(1) Nanjing (China); Nanking; (2) (ksb:) (See カボチャ) pumpkin; squash; (prefix noun) (3) Chinese; Southeast Asian; foreign; (prefix noun) (4) rare; precious; cute; (place-name) Nanking (China); Nanjing


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nán dà
    nan2 da4
nan ta

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Nanjing University, NJU (abbr. for 南京大學|南京大学[Nan2 jing1 Da4 xue2])
(place-name) Minamioo



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xià guān
    xia4 guan1
hsia kuan
Xiaguan district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏



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liú sòng
    liu2 song4
liu sung
Song of the Southern dynasties 南朝宋 (420-479), with capital at Nanjing


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nán jìng
    nan2 jing4
nan ching
Nanjing county in Zhangzhou 漳州[Zhang1 zhou1], Fujian


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jiàn kāng
    jian4 kang1
chien k`ang
    chien kang
old name for Nanjing 南京, esp. during Southern dynasties



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jiàn yè
    jian4 ye4
chien yeh
an old name for Nanjing, called Jiankang 建康 or Jianye during the Eastern Jin (317-420)



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jiàn yè
    jian4 ye4
chien yeh
Jianye district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏


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míng zàng
    ming2 zang4
ming tsang
 Myō zō
The Buddhist canon of the Ming dynasty; there were two editions, one the Southern at Nanjing made by T'ai Tsu, the northern at Beijing by Tai Tsung. A later edition was produced in the reign of Shen Tsung (Wan Li), which became the standard in Japan.



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jiāng níng
    jiang1 ning2
chiang ning
Jiangning district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏


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jiāng pǔ
    jiang1 pu3
chiang p`u
    chiang pu
 enoura / enora
Jiangpu county, old name of Pukou district 浦口區|浦口区[Pu3 kou3 qu1] of Nanjing, Jiangsu
(place-name) Enoura



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jiāng sū
    jiang1 su1
chiang su
Jiangsu province (Kiangsu) in southeast China, abbr. 蘇|苏, capital Nanjing 南京
(place-name) Chansuze


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pǔ kǒu
    pu3 kou3
p`u k`ou
    pu kou
Pukou district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏
(place-name, surname) Uraguchi


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lì shuǐ
    li4 shui3
li shui
Lishui county in Nanjing 南京, Jiangsu



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hù níng
    hu4 ning2
hu ning
Shanghai and Nanjing


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bái xià
    bai2 xia4
pai hsia
Baixia district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏
(surname) Shiroshita


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qín huái
    qin2 huai2
ch`in huai
    chin huai
Qinhuai district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏



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huá lín
    hua2 lin2
hua lin
Hualinbu, Ming dynasty theatrical troupe in Nanjing
(female given name) Karin


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guō quán
    guo1 quan2
kuo ch`üan
    kuo chüan
Guo Quan, formerly Professor of Nanjing Normal University, sacked after founding New People's Party of China 中國新民黨|中国新民党


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jīn líng
    jin1 ling2
chin ling
 kinryou / kinryo
pre-Han name for Nanjing; common place name
(given name) Kinryō


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gāo chún
    gao1 chun2
kao ch`un
    kao chun
 koujun / kojun
Gaochun county in Nanjing 南京, Jiangsu
(personal name) Kōjun



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xià guān qū
    xia4 guan1 qu1
hsia kuan ch`ü
    hsia kuan chü
Xiaguan district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏


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zhōng shān líng
    zhong1 shan1 ling2
chung shan ling
Dr Sun Yat-sen's mausoleum in Nanjing



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lù hé qū
    lu4 he2 qu1
lu ho ch`ü
    lu ho chü
Luhe district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏


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nán jīng shì
    nan2 jing1 shi4
nan ching shih
Nanjing subprovincial city on the Changjiang, capital of Jiangsu province 江蘇|江苏; capital of China at different historical periods


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nán jīng lù
    nan2 jing1 lu4
nan ching lu
Nanjing St., large commercial street in Shanghai


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nán cháo sòng
    nan2 chao2 song4
nan ch`ao sung
    nan chao sung
Song of the Southern dynasties (420-479), with capital at Nanjing; also known as Liu Song 劉宋|刘宋



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nán jìng xiàn
    nan2 jing4 xian4
nan ching hsien
Nanjing county in Zhangzhou 漳州[Zhang1 zhou1], Fujian



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jiàn yè qū
    jian4 ye4 qu1
chien yeh ch`ü
    chien yeh chü
Jianye district of Nanjing City 南京市 in Jiangsu 江蘇|江苏


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míng xiào líng
    ming2 xiao4 ling2
ming hsiao ling
Ming tombs in Nanjing, tomb of founding Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang 朱元璋[Zhu1 Yuan2 zhang1], a World Heritage site

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Nanjing南京nankinnán jīng / nan2 jing1 / nan jing / nanjingnan ching / nanching

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