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Nanjing in Chinese / Japanese...

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nán jīng
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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.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

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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nán jīng / nan2 jing1
nan ching
 nankin / ナンキン
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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; Nanking; (2) (ksb:) (See カボチャ) pumpkin; squash; (prefix noun) (3) Chinese; Southeast Asian; foreign; (4) rare; precious; cute; (place-name) Nanking (China); Nanjing


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nán dà / nan2 da4
nan ta
 minamioo / みなみおお
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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; Ming Canon



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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 / えのうら
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
 chiぁnsuze / ちぁんすぜ
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
 uraguchi / うらぐち
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
 shiroshita / しろした
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
 karin / かりん
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
 Kinryō / きんりょう
pre-Han name for Nanjing; common place name
(given name) Kinryou


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gāo chún / gao1 chun2
kao ch`un / kao chun
 koujun / kojun / こうじゅん
Gaochun county in Nanjing 南京, Jiangsu
(personal name) Koujun



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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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zhāng chún rú / zhang1 chun2 ru2
chang ch`un ju / chang chun ju
Iris Chang (1968-2004), Chinese American historian and author of the Rape of Nanjing

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