What is Hangzhou known for?

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Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham. * '''Confucius Temple'''— is a mixture of Confucius Memorial and Stele Forest. Hangzhou Confucius Temple is the center of Hangzhou citizens to memorize Confucius and site of holding related ceremonies. It is near to Wushan Square and featured of the classical gardens. * '''Jade Emperor Hill''', (玉皇山公园 ''Yuhuang Shan Gong Yuan'')— One of the least-visited sites in Hangzhou despite its somewhat central location. The main temple on top of the hill is currently under reconstruction (Aug 2008), but still offers a wonderful view of the city and lake below, and has a restaurant next door. There is another temple partway up the hill. The area can provide a quiet escape and a nice hike, as well as the chance to visit one of the few Daoist sites in the area (most other local temples are Buddhist). It is located directly south of Leifeng Pagoda. The main entrance isn't far from the Silk Museum. If you are playing along with the "10 Scenes of the West Lake" scavenger hunt still, the one that applies to the top of this hill is "clouds flying over Jade Emperor Hill". * '''Jingci Temple'''— Off Nanshan Road, built in 954, the Jingci Temple has a huge 10-ton bell inside. Located on Nanping Road, they ring the bell 108 times here to ring in Chinese New Year. It is also rung every evening for much fewer times. Jingci Temple is the site of the legend of the miraculous well, which can be seen on the grounds of the temple. * '''Leifeng Pagoda''' (雷峰塔)— Located on the shores of the southeast side of the lake and originally built in the year 977, all that remains of the original pagoda is the crumbling foundation, viewable from outside the glass case that it is housed in (Pagoda Remains Memorial Museum at the bottom floor of the pagoda). With escalators, elevators, and a totally new pagoda places on top of the foundation, there is not much to see within the pagoda itself; it was most recently rebuilt in 2000. However, the view of the city skyline is one of the best from here, and some of the smaller seating areas around the perimeter of the pagoda have a nice breeze and view of the structure. One of the 10 Scenes of the West Lake is "Leifeng Pagoda in Evening Glow", but this is best viewed from a distance (across the lake) just after sunset. Keep in mind that the entry fee for the Leifeng Pagoda is very expensive (¥40 person, Oct 2008) and it's not original, just rebuilt, so if your budget is not that huge, consider to not enter the Pagoda. You can still take pictures in front of it. * WikiPedia:Hangzhou Dmoz:Regional Asia China Zhejiang Hangzhou Commons:Hangzhou

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), Shanghai (Shanghai Kunqu Theatre), Suzhou (Suzhou Kunqu Theatre), Nanjing (Jiangsu Province Kunqu Theatre), Chenzhou (Hunan Kunqu Theatre), Yongjia County Wenzhou (Yongjia Kunqu Theatre) and Hangzhou (Zhejiang Province Kunqu Theatre), as well as in Taipei. Non-professional opera societies are active in many other cities in China and abroad, and opera companies occasionally tour. * Results of Serbian presidential elections (Serbian presidential election, 2004) show expected lead of Tomislav Nikolić with 30.1% of votes, followed with Boris Tadić with 27.3%; but it comes as a surprise that Bogoljub Karić has 19.3% of votes, more than government's candidate Dragan Maršićanin with 13.3%. Second round will be held on Sunday 27 June. (cesid.org) * Taiwanese pop singer A-Mei cancels a concert in the mainland Chinese (mainland China) city of Hangzhou after protesters accused her of supporting Taiwan independence. (BBC) * Australian federal election, 2004: The Australian Labor Party slightly backs away from its promise to withdraw the country's troops from Iraq by Christmas if it wins. (VOA) thumb left Chenghuang Pagoda Scenic Area, Hangzhou, China. (File:Hangzhou City 2 WB (2568).jpg) His father died early, and the boy was brought up by a Buddhist monk, Du Ming, in what was then Qiantang but now Hangzhou, a cosmopolitan metropolis at the southern end of the Grand Canal (Grand Canal (China)), a market nexus for maritime trade and transport to and from the north, and an area widely famed for its scenery with surrounding hills and the spectacular West Lake. Largest win WikiPedia:Hangzhou Dmoz:Regional Asia China Zhejiang Hangzhou Commons:Hangzhou

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famous work of song poetry, ''Drinks at West Lake through Sunshine and Rain'' (飲湖上初睛居雨), renowned scholar Su Dongpo compared Xi Shi's beauty to the West Lake. Cultural references The Singapore town Simei was named in honour of the Four Beauties by the minister of national development Teh Cheang Wan. Clayton Ochterbeck, Cynthia. 2008 (2008). Michelin Green Guide Singapore. ISBN 1906261539, 9781906261535. p 203. Scholar Su Dongpo has compared Xi Shi's beauty with Hangzhou's West Lake in the work titled (飲湖上初睛居雨). 郑平. 2006 (2006). China basics series (中国地理). 五洲传播出版社. ISBN 7508509145, 9787508509143. Xinhuanet.com. "Xinhuanet.com." ''纪连海叹说四大美人 .'' Retrieved on 2010-02-20. Li Bai of the Tang dynasty also wrote a poem about Xi Shi. Modern mandopop singer Zhang Zan-fei (張真菲) wrote a song dedicated to the four beauties with its history and meanings. News.dayoo.com. "News.dayoo.com." ''张真菲四大美女.'' Retrieved on 2010-02-20. In the ninth season of America's Next Top Model, the final four girls are given a historical lesson of the Four Beauties. In December 1936, Joseph Stalin finally granted Chiang's return to China. After the couple was received by Chiang Kai-shek and Soong May-ling in Hangzhou, they traveled to the Chiang home in Xikou (Xikou, Fenghua), Zhejiang, where they held a second marriage ceremony. Chiang Fang-liang stayed behind to live with Chiang Ching-kuo's mother, Mao Fumei. She was assigned a tutor to learn Mandarin Chinese, but she learned the local Ningbo form of Wu Chinese instead. She reportedly got along well with Mao Fumei and did her own housework. thumb left "Old Houses of Hangzhou", by Chen Cheng-po, 1938, oil on canvas, from family collection. (File:Chen Chengpo 1938.jpg) Again, Bai Juyi was sent away from the court and the capital, but this time to the important position of the thriving town of Hangzhou, Waley (1941), 131 which was at the southern terminus of the Grand Canal (Grand Canal (China)) and located in the scenic neighborhood of West Lake. Fortunately for their friendship, Yuan Zhen at the time was serving an assignment in nearby Ningbo, also in what is today Zhejiang, so the two could occasionally get together, Waley (1941), 131 at least until Bai Juyi's term as Governor expired. Later career After his time as Prefect (Prefecture) of Hangzhou (822-824) and then Suzhou (825-827), Bai Juyi returned to the capital. He then served in various official posts in the capital, and then again as prefect governor, this time of Henan province, Waley (1941), 132 which was the province in which Luoyang was part of. It was in Henan that his first son was born, though only to die prematurely the next year; and, in 831 Yuan Zhen died. Waley (1941), 132 For the next thirteen years, Bai Juyi continued to hold various nominal posts, but actually lived in retirement. Missionary work While at Mercer, he decided to become a missionary and enrolled in J. Frank Norris' Fundamental Baptist Bible Institute, Fort Worth, Texas (Fort Worth). After completing a two-year curriculum in a single year, he sailed for China, sent by the World Fundamental Baptist Missionary Fellowship. Arriving in Shanghai in 1940, he began intensive study of Mandarin Chinese. After six months of training, he was assigned to Hangzhou, outside the area occupied by the Japanese fighting in the Second Sino-Japanese War. However, the attack on Pearl Harbor ended that; and the Japanese sent a force to Hangzhou to arrest him. He and other Christian missionaries fled inland to eastern China. 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In 1927, he went to Moscow to study at the Communist University of the Toilers of the East. There he became a supporter of Trotsky and the International Left Opposition. On his return to China, Wang worked for the Communist Party and became a leading member of the Trotskyist October Group, and then the Chinese Left Opposition. He was jailed for most of the period from 1931 and 1937, and was expelled from the Communist Party for his views. WiFi China Telecom has the largest single WiFi wireless broadband network with over 30,000 hotspot locations covering hotels, restaurants and transportation facilities in over 250 major Chinese cities including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanning, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Dalian, Kunming, Wuhan, Chongqing and Xi'an. WikiPedia:Hangzhou Dmoz:Regional Asia China Zhejiang Hangzhou Commons:Hangzhou

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, education, social life, arts, religion, etc. of the Chinese empire and its inhabitants, Volume 2 year 1848 author Samuel Wells Williams, John William Orr * *

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, now known as the Southern Song, at Lin'an (Hangzhou), which was to become their capital. This incident is so named because this was the major incident during the short reign of Emperor Qinzong, whose era name (Chinese era name) was "Jingkang" (靖康). Django moved north to study literature at Yale before relocating to Hangzhou, China, where he taught English and continued his musical adventure, playing songs he had written to audiences at the local pub who often

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Polo' campaign. Over the next year nearly 26,000 participants applied from around the globe, in the hopes of becoming Hangzhou's first foreign tourism ambassador. In a press conference in Hangzhou on May 20, 2014, Liam Bates was announced as the successful winner

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by the lectures of Hu Shi. He entered Tsinghua University in 1931 and came under the influence of Tsiang Tingfu. Since he was responsible for the support of his brother and sister, he was unable to go abroad for study. Wu stayed at Tsinghua as a teaching assistant but began to publish important articles on Ming dynasty history using critical techniques to resolve old controversies and raise new questions. Biography Dai Jin began his life in Hangzhou. Although he studied painting

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Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines,

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english Scribes copied every word by hand, and according to Wilkinson (2000: 274), "The copyists (of whom there were 3,826) were not paid in cash but rewarded with official posts after they had transcribed a given number of words within a set time." Four copies for the emperor were placed in specially constructed libraries in the Forbidden City, Old Summer Palace, Shenyang, and Wenjin Chamber, Chengde. Three additional copies for the public were deposited in ''Siku

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in the afternoon of 14 August were a large victory for the Chinese Air Force, in which the Chinese Hawk III fighters destroyed four Japanese G3M long range bombers without losing a single plane to the Japanese. In addition, two G3Ms were also claimed by anti-aircraft gun crews. Sino-Japanese Air War 1937-1945.Operations 1937 On July 7, 2010 a flight crew preparing to land in Hangzhou's Xiaoshan Airport in China reported an UFO. As a precaution 18 flights were "delayed or redirected". Sheaffer's article in Skeptical Inquirer Magazine's Nov Dec 2010 issue is a discussion of how photographs and videos are used. "Reporters want an exciting story, and UFOlogists want to win converts. They will typically grab onto any photo or video that is supposed to represent the object and report as fact practically any claim that is made regardless of its source or veracity." In the case of the Xiaoshan Airport, most of the footage shown was actually taken a year previous to the July 2010 incident. WikiPedia:Hangzhou Dmoz:Regional Asia China Zhejiang Hangzhou Commons:Hangzhou


pic Hangzhou name.svg piccap "Hangzhou", as written in Chinese picsize 117px c p Hángzhōu l ipa xɑ̌ŋtʂóʊ w Hang-chou psp Hangchow wuu j Hong 4 zau 1 poj Hâng-chiu mi showflag wuu altname Qiantang t2 s2 l2 p2 Qiántáng w2 Ch‘ien-t‘ang mi2 psp2 j2 wuu2 poj2 altname3 Xifu c3 l3 p3 Xīfǔ w3 Hsi-fu mi3 psp3 j3 wuu3 poj3 altname4 Linan t4 s4 l4 p4 Lín'ān w4 Lin-an mi4 psp4 j4 wuu4 poj4 order st '''Hangzhou''' ( It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay on China's coast between Shanghai and Ningbo. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal (Grand Canal (China)) and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium, due in part to its beautiful natural scenery. The city's West Lake is its best-known attraction.

Hangzhou is classified as a sub-provincial city . Zjnews.zjol.com.cn. Retrieved on 2011-08-28. and the built-up area (including the 9 urban districts and the Keqiao (Keqiao District) and Yuecheng districts of Shaoxing) held 8,874,348.

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