Kiangsu

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Map including part of KIANGSU PROVINCE 江蘇省 (AMS, 1955)

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EtymologyEdit

From the Postal Map romanization of Chinese 江蘇 (Jiāngsū)

Proper nounEdit

Kiangsu

  1. (obsolete or historical) Alternative form of Jiangsu: the province of China northeast of the Yangtze Delta.
    • 1907, “THE FAMINE IN KIANGPEH”, in The Missionary Herald[1], volume 103, number 2, page 92:
      Some idea of the extent of the calamity, which is due to the excessive rains of the summer, resulting in the complete failure of the crops and the destruction of many homesteads, may be gathered from the fact that the committee with probably make an appeal for at least £250,000. Help will be solicited not only from Shanghai, but from Great Britain, America and the continent of Europe. Even should all the amount asked for be raised, it will only permit of an expenditure equal at most to about sixpence per head of the starving and homeless people. For although the term Kiangpeh is conveniently applied to the distressed district, the famine is felt in large portions of the four provinces of Kiangsu, Anhui, Honan, and Shantung, over a tract estimated at 40,000 square miles in area and in the most thickly populated part of the empire.
    • 1967, Chung-li Chang, The Chinese Gentry Studies on Their Role in Nineteenth-Century Chinese Society[2], University of Washington Press, page 166:
      In "Notes of Ling-hsiao and I-shih," Kuo-wen chou-pao, chüan 9, No. 28, July 18, 1932, p. 1, Chang Ch'ien, native of Nan-t'ung, Kiangsu, who later founded the big cotton mills, is described as beginning to study poem and eight-legged sessay writing at twelve, becoming sheng-yüan at the early age of sixteen.
    • December 2010, John Pollock, A Foreign Devil in China, World Wide Publications, →ISBN, page 168:
      Seven million people were homeless in North Kiangsu, and in Kirk Mosley's early days the Tsingkiangpu Hospital undertook relief work planned by Woods and equipped by Bell with a hired steam launch.

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