Jingzhou

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rising from east to west. It is covered by a dense network of waterways, as well as lakes, and is located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River on the Jianghan Plain. Downstream to its east lies Wuhan, the provincial capital and to the west the city of Yichang, the Three Gorges, and finally Chongqing Municipality. Jingmen City, also in Hubei, lies to the north; to its south are Yueyang and Changde, both in Hunan Province. Jingzhou has a humid subtropical

and lacquerware from the Warring States Period. Transportation *China National Highway 207 *China National Highway 318 *Jingzhou Railway Station on the Wuhan-Yichang Railway (Hanyi Railway), with frequent passenger service to Yichang and Wuhan *Jingmen-Shashi Railway (freight only) Sister City Port Chester, New York See also External links

, and the complete and permanent withdrawal of the remaining Ming forces north of the Great Wall (Great Wall of China). Hubei's main airport is Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. Yichang Sanxia Airport serves the Three Gorges region. There are also passenger airports in Xiangfan (Xiangfan Airport), Enshi (Enshi Airport), and Jingzhou (Shashi Airport, named after the city's Shashi District). !-- In 221, warlord Sun Quan moved the capital of Eastern Wu from Gong'an


free period

climate (Köppen (Köppen climate classification) ''Cfa''), with hot, humid summers, and damp, chilly, but drier winters. Monthly daily average temperatures range from in July. The area receives 1,800 to 2,000 hours of sunshine per year and has a frost-free period of 242−263 days annually.


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). Known for his youthful precocity, Chang, 58 Wang Wei, the eldest of five brothers, Ch'en and Bullock, 49 set off for the imperial capital at the age of nineteen, in order to study and take the ''jinshi'' (Imperial examination) civil service entrance examination. In the period while residing in Chang'an, before taking the test, Wang's proficiency at poetry and his musical music ability upon the pipa helped him to achieve a certain level of popularity at the royal court. Ch'en and Bullock, 50 He eventually passed the ''jinshi'' examination, in 721, with the first class award (''Zhuangyuan (Imperial examination#Details of imperial examination)''). This helped to lead to the beginnings of a potentially successful civil service career. Wang Wei's career as an official had its ups and downs. His first appointment was as a court musician, or "Deputy Master of Music"; however, he was then demoted to a position of being in charge of a granary in the former province of Jizhou (now the name of a different town Jizhou (Jizhou, Hebei), in Hebei). Ch'en and Bullock, 50; Chang, 59 The reason for this demotion, according to tradition, was Wang's breach of ettiquette by performing a lion dance. Chang, 59 In any case, this was only a minor setback to his career, and it had a compensation in that it did allow him to travel. Then, a promotional sequence following this demotion was apparently initiated and sustained through a relationship with the prominent governmental minister, poet, and literary scholar Zhang Jiuling, Chen and Bullock, 50; Chang, 59 at least until Zhang's 737 demotion to a post in Jingzhou. By 728, Wang Wei was back in Chang'an, where he entertained the poet Meng Haoran, Chang, 59 who was to become a close friend and poetic colleague. At this point, Wang seems to have achieved the rank of Assistant Censor, and then a subsequent governmental promotion, but then later being demoted back to Assistant Censor, with the loss in imperial favor of Zhang Jiuling and the rising political ascendency of Li Linfu. After his wife's death in 731, Chang, 61 he never remarried. It was in his role as a government official that Wang Wei was dispatched to Liangzhou, Chang, 60 which was then the northwestern frontier of the Chinese empire, and the scene of constant military conflicts. By invitation of the local commander, Wang served in this location until returning to Chang'an in 738 or early 739. Chang, 60 * Mother Lü, whose son was a minor civil servant who was wrongly killed by the county magistrate. She gathered a group of desperate young men and killed the county magistrate, and then went out to the sea to become pirates, but later returned to land when her forces became larger. * Zhang Ba (張霸), who occupied territory in modern Jingzhou, Hubei. * Yang Mu (羊牧), who occupied territory in modern Xiaogan, Hubei. In the same year, Lülin forces suffered a major plague, killing about half of the rebels. This caused them to divide. One branch headed west to the region of modern Jingzhou, Hubei, while the other headed north to the region of the modern Nanyang (Nanyang, Henan), Henan. *


musical music

). Known for his youthful precocity, Chang, 58 Wang Wei, the eldest of five brothers, Ch'en and Bullock, 49 set off for the imperial capital at the age of nineteen, in order to study and take the ''jinshi'' (Imperial examination) civil service entrance examination. In the period while residing in Chang'an, before taking the test, Wang's proficiency at poetry and his musical music ability upon the pipa helped him to achieve a certain level of popularity


extraordinary talent

the people and training his army, to strengthen his own army without external aid. At some time prior to 700, Zhang was serving as the secretary general of Jing Prefecture (荊州, roughly modern Jingzhou, Hubei), when, on one occasion, Wu Zetian was having a conversation with the senior chancellor (chancellor of Tang Dynasty) Di Renjie, asking Di's recommendation for someone with extraordinary talent, to serve as chancellor or general. Di responded, "

;As far as literary talent is concerned, Your Imperial Majesty already have them in Su Weidao and Li Jiao Di's fellow chancellors , but if you truly want extraordinary talent, I know Zhang Jianzhi, the secretary general of Jing Prefecture. Even though he is old, he is capable of being chancellor." In response, Wu Zetian promoted Zhang to be the military advisor to the prefect of the capital prefecture Luo Prefecture (洛州, roughly modern Luoyang, Henan), sending Yang Yuanyan (楊元琰


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on their personal virtues rather than their abilities. He was fond of ethical lessons and consistently strived to maintain his moral standards. He usually overpraised when asked to assess a person. At times, people were puzzled and questioned him on why he did that, to which he replied, "The nation is currently in a state of disorder, good people are overwhelmed by the evil. I desire to change the social norm through encouraging good people by giving them a better (exaggerated) reputation


family history

Eclipse of July 2009 featuring both longer viewing time (being the closest point of land to the point of greatest eclipse) and lower cloud cover statistics than all of continental Asia. Ancestry Biographical sources for Ge are varied, but almost all of them are based either in whole or in part upon his autobiographical "Postface to the Outer Chapters". It is nearly impossible to judge the veracity of Ge’s account of his early family history as found in the postface


talent

that Huan Xuan lacked actual talent or popular support, led an uprising of a coalition of generals against him, starting the uprising at Jingkou (京口, in modern Zhenjiang, Jiangsu) and reaching Jiankang within a few days. Huan Xuan fled, but took Emperor An and Sima Dewen with him, back to his old power base Jiangling (江陵, in modern Jingzhou, Hubei). Liu Yu declared the restoration of Jin, and by summer 404, forces under his confederates Liu Yi (劉毅), He Wuji (何無忌), and his brother

Niu, arguing that Niu should not be chancellor because he lacked talent to be chancellor, and further citing prophecies that appeared to indicate that someone named Niu would usurp the throne. Emperor Xuanzong was incensed, and had Zhou caned and exiled—and Zhou died shortly after departing Chang'an. Li Linfu then submitted an accusation against Zhang, pointing out that Zhang had recommended Zhou. Zhang was therefore demoted to be the secretary general at Jing Prefecture (荊州, roughly modern

the people and training his army, to strengthen his own army without external aid. At some time prior to 700, Zhang was serving as the secretary general of Jing Prefecture (荊州, roughly modern Jingzhou, Hubei), when, on one occasion, Wu Zetian was having a conversation with the senior chancellor (chancellor of Tang Dynasty) Di Renjie, asking Di's recommendation for someone with extraordinary talent, to serve as chancellor or general. Di responded, "


national population

Jiānlì Xiàn 3,118 1,162,770 373 History thumb A mummy discovered with all part of the body, at the Jingzhou museum (File:Momie de Jingzhou.jpg) Jingzhou has been a transportation hub and commodity distribution center for 6,000 years. The ancient city of Jingzhou forms what is now the main urban area of Jiangling County, which is one of the counties within Jingzhou City. Situated in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, this has been a strategic location of military importance since ancient times. Ying (Ying (Chu)), within the borders of present day Jingzhou, was the capital of 20 kings over 411 years of the State of Chu (Chu (state)) during the Spring and Autumn (Spring and Autumn Period) and Warring States periods of the Zhou Dynasty (1046 BCE - 256 BCE). The city is said to have been built with earth by Guan Yu in the Three Kingdoms period. During the Southern and Northern Dynasties period, it was the capital of the Western Liang (Liang Dynasty). In the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, it was the capital of the Nanping State. Sights Numerous sites have been preserved from the Chu State period, including the ruins of five Chu cities, 73 sites featuring Chu Culture and more than 800 ancient tombs, including those of 18 Chu kings. There are also historical sites dating to the Three Kingdoms period, such as the Wulin (Battle of Red Cliffs) Battlefield


rich collection

with an area of 100, 000 square meters. Now the museum has the departments of archaeology, displaying and cultural relic preservation. The archaeologists in Jinzhou Museum mainly unearth, research and display the ancient cultural relics in Yangtze River area and Han River area. There is a rich collection of arts and antiques, among which the most famous are the relics in Old Stone Age and New Stone Age, the antiques in East Zhou Dynasty (770BC-256BC) and those of Qin and Han Dynasty. Do

Jingzhou

pic JingZhou name.svg piccap "Jingzhou", as written in Chinese picsize 125px s 荆州 t 荊州 p Jīngzhōu psp Kingchow showflag order st '''Jingzhou''' ( ) is a prefecture-level city in southern Hubei, People's Republic of China, located on the banks of the Yangtze River. As of the 2010 census, its total population was 5,691,707, 1,154,086 of whom resided in the built-up (''or metro'') area comprising the two urban districts.

Jingzhou's central urban area has grown out of a city historically known as '''Shashi'''; this name is preserved in the name of Shashi District, which includes the city's historical center, as well as in the names of a number of local facilities, such as Shashi Airport and a railway freight station.

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