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Encyclopedia > Shaoxing
绍兴市
Shàoxīng Shì
Shaoxing is highlighted on this map
Administration Type Prefecture-level city
Area (Land) 8,256 km²
Population 4,347,200 (2004)
GDP ¥35,753 per capita (2004)
Major Nationalities Han
County-level divisions 6
Township-level divisions
Mayor Zhang Jinru (张金如)
Area code 575
License Plate Prefix 浙D
City flower Orchid

Shaoxing (Simplified Chinese: 绍兴; Traditional Chinese: 紹興; Pinyin: Shàoxīng; Wade-Giles: Shao-hsing) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Zhejiang province, People's Republic of China. Lying on the south bank of the Qiantang River mouth, it borders Ningbo to the east, Taizhou to the southeast, Jinhua to the southwest, and Hangzhou to the west. Image File history File links ChinaZhejiangShaoxing. ... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China, ranking below a province and above a county in Chinas administrative structure. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... . ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ethnolinguistic map of China The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) is a multi-ethnic unitary state and, as such, officially recognizes 56 nationalities or mínzú (民族), within China: the Han being the majority (>92%), and the remaining 55 nationalities being the national minorities. ... Languages Chinese languages Religions Predominantly Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, traditional Chinese religions, and atheism. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Chinese Telephone Code Plan is the way to group telephone numbers in mainland China. ... Blue PRC licence plates of the 1992 standard (August 2004 image). ... Orchid re-directs here; for alternate uses see Orchid (disambiguation) Genera Over 800 See List of Orchidaceae genera. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), commonly called Pinyin, is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China, ranking below a province and above a county in Chinas administrative structure. ... Zhejiang (also spelled Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A province, in the context of China, is a translation of sheng (省 shÄ›ng), which is an administrative division of China. ... -1... Ningbo (Simplified Chinese: 宁波; Traditional Chinese: 寧波; pinyin: Níngbō; Wade-Giles: Ning-po; literally Tranquil Waves) is a seaport sub-provincial city with a population of 800,000 in northeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Taizhou (Simplified Chinese: 台州; pinyin: Tāizhōu) is a prefecture-level city in the east of Zhejiang province, China. ... Jinhua (Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; lit. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Hangchow) is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the Peoples Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. ...

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Administration

The prefecture-level city of Shaoxing administers 1 district, 3 county-level cities and 2 counties. A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China, ranking below a province and above a county in Chinas administrative structure. ... District, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. ... A county-level city (县级市 Pinyin: xiànjí shì) is a county-level administrative division of mainland China. ... In the context of Political divisions of China, county is the standard English translation of 县 (xiàn). ...

  • Yuecheng District (越城区)
  • Shangyu City (上虞市)
  • Shengzhou City (嵊州市)
  • Zhuji City (诸暨市)
  • Shaoxing County (绍兴县)
  • Xinchang County (新昌县)

Shangyu is a county-level city administered by Shaoxing in the Northeast of Zhejiang province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Shengzhou (Simplified Chinese: 嵊州, Traditional Chinese: 嵊州, pinyin: Shèngzhōu) is a county-level city in central Zhejiang inland just south of the Hangzhou Bay, administratively under the municipal government of Shaoxing. ... Zhuji, a beautiful city in Zhejiang Province, Peoples Republic of China. ...

History

Modern-day Shaoxing sits on the site of the capital of the Spring and Autumn Period Kingdom of Yue. Around the sixth century BC, Yue had a sinicised ruling elite which fought a number of wars against its northern archrival Kingdom of Wu. The Spring and Autumn Period (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) was a period in Chinese history, which roughly corresponds to the first half of the Eastern Zhou dynasty (from the second half of the 8th century BC to the first half of the 5th century). ... Yue was a state in China which existed during the Spring and Autumn Period. ... (7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC - other centuries) (600s BC - 590s BC - 580s BC - 570s BC - 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - other decades) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) Events Cyrus the Great conquered many... This article is about the Spring and Autumn state. ...


Shaoxing became a subprefecture during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Under the Republic of China, it became a county. And under the People's Republic of China, it became a city.
Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Ming China under the Yongle Emperor Capital Nanjing (1368-1421) Beijing (1421-1644) Language(s) Chinese Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1368-1398 Hongwu Emperor  - 1627-1644 Chongzhen Emperor History  - Established in Nanjing January 23, 1368  - Fall of Beijing 1644  - End of the Southern Ming April, 1662 Population  - 1393 est. ... Flag (1890-1912) Anthem Gong Jinou (1911) Territory of Qing China in 1892 Capital Shengjing (1636-1644) Beijing (1644-1912) Language(s) Chinese Manchu Mongolian Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1636-1643 Huang Taiji  - 1908-1912 Xuantong Emperor Prime Minister  - 1911 Yikuang  - 1911-1912 Yuan Shikai History  - Establishment of the Late... Anthem National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital (and largest city) Taipei1 Official languages Standard Mandarin (GuóyÇ”), Taiwanese, Aborigine Government Semi-presidential system  -  President Chen Shui-bian  -  Vice President Annette Lu  -  Premier Chang Chun-hsiung Establishment Xinhai Revolution   -  Independence declared October 10, 1911   -  Republic established January 1, 1912... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ...


Geography and climate

East Lake, Shaoxing's traditional scenic area


Shaoxing DongHu (east lake) photo, took it myself (2003/10). ... Shaoxing DongHu (east lake) photo, took it myself (2003/10). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ...


Notable people

  • Cai Yuanpei, educator
  • Ma Yinchu,educator(Shengzhou City)
  • Liu Wenxi,painter(Shengzhou City)
  • Shen Hang,industrial designer,sculptor,painter(Shengzhou City)
  • Chen Yi, politician of Dongpu Town (東浦鎮), Shaoxing County
  • Lu Xun (aka Zhou Shuren), writer
  • Zhou Zuoren, writer and brother of Lu Xun
  • Qiu Jin, female revolutionary
  • Xishi, beauty (Zhuji City)
  • Xu Wei, painter
  • Zhou Enlai, Communist party leader
  • Wang Xizhi, calligrapher

Cài Yuánpéi (蔡元培, Wade-Giles: Tsai Yüan-pei) (January 11, 1868 - March 5, 1940) was a Chinese educator and the chancellor of the Peking University, and known for his critical evaluation of the Chinese culture that led to the May Fourth Movement. ... Chen Yi, the first ROC Chief Executive and Garrison Commander of Taiwan. ... Lu Xun (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) or Lu Hsün (Wade-Giles), pen name of Zhou Shuren (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhōu Shùrén; Wade-Giles: Chou Shu-jen) (September 25, 1881 – October 19, 1936) is one of the major Chinese writers of the 20th... Lu Xun Lu Xun (Chinese: 鲁迅, pinyin: LÇ” Xùn) or Lu Hsün (September 25, 1881 – October 19, 1936), the pen name of Zhou Shuren (周树人), has been considered the most influential Chinese writer of the 20th century and is sometimes known as the father of modern Chinese literatre. He is... Zhou Zuoren (Chinese: 周作人, Wade Giles: Chou Tso-jen) (1885-1967), political figure and well-known Chinese writer and brother of influential writer Lu Xun. ... Qiú Jǐn (秋瑾) (1875 - July 15, 1907) was a Chinese female anti-Qing Empire revolutionary killed after a failed uprising. ... Xi Shi (西施) was one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. ... Xú Wèi (徐渭) (1521 - 1593) was a Ming Chinese painter famed for his rapid and expressive strokes. ... Zhou Enlai (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chou En-lai) (March 5, 1898 – January 8, 1976), a prominent Communist Party of China leader, was Premier of the Peoples Republic of China from 1949 until his death in January 1976, and Chinas foreign minister from 1949 to... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Author:Wang Xizhi Wang Xizhi (王羲之) (303-361) was a famous Chinese calligrapher. ...

Tourism

A boat on one of Shaoxing's waterways, near the city center
  • Lu Xun's residence is preserved near the middle of the city, and has become a tourist destination.
  • East Lake (东湖) is a traditional scenic area just out of town.
  • Shaoxing has the Tomb of Yu the Great (大禹陵).

Shaoxing waterway photo, took it myself (2003/10). ... Shaoxing waterway photo, took it myself (2003/10). ... Lu Xun (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) or Lu Hsün (Wade-Giles), pen name of Zhou Shuren (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhōu Shùrén; Wade-Giles: Chou Shu-jen) (September 25, 1881 – October 19, 1936) is one of the major Chinese writers of the 20th... King Yu of Xia of China, in chinese: 禹, (2070 BC-2061 BC),born Si Wen Ming, in chinese: 姒文命 , often called Da Yu (大禹,who mean Yu the Great). Yu was the legendary first Chinese monarch of the Xia Dynasty, considered as the founder of the dynasty. ...

Miscellaneous

  • The Chinese rice wine (黃酒) is also known as Shaoxing Wine (紹興酒) or simply Shao Wine (紹酒). The brewery takes the natural process with the "pure" water of Jianhu-Mirror Lake. It has a unique flavour and a reputation throughout the nation and internationally. It is used both as a liquor and in cooking, and as a solvent for Chinese herbal medicated ointment. The China Shaoxing Yellow Wine Group Corporation produces 110,000 tons annually for the domestic and overseas markets.[1]

Shaoxing jiu, a famous huangjiu Huangjiu (黄酒; pinyin: huáng jiǔ, lit. ...

See also

Village in Jiangnan Jiangnan or Jiang Nan (Chinese: ; Pinyin: Jiāngnán; Wade-Giles: Chiang nan; sometimes spelled Kiang-nan) is a geographic area referring to lands immediately to the south of the lowest reaches of the Yangtze River, including the southern part of the Yangtze Delta. ...

External links

  • Small city guide for Shaoxing (in English)
  • Government website of Shaoxing (in Simplified Chinese)


Prefecture-level divisions of Zhejiang
Sub-provincial cities: Hangzhou | Ningbo
Prefecture-level cities: Huzhou | Jiaxing | Jinhua | Lishui

Quzhou | Shaoxing | Taizhou | Wenzhou | Zhoushan Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... Zhejiang (also spelled Chehkiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A sub-provincial city (副省级城市), or vice-provincial city, in the Peoples Republic of China, is a prefecture-level city that is ruled by a province, but is administered independently in regard to economy and law. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Hangchow) is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the Peoples Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. ... Ningbo (Simplified Chinese: 宁波; Traditional Chinese: 寧波; pinyin: Níngbō; Wade-Giles: Ning-po; literally Tranquil Waves) is a seaport sub-provincial city with a population of 800,000 in northeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Huzhou (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in northern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Jiaxing (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles:Chia-hsing; Postal map spelling: Kashing) is a prefecture-level city in northern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Jinhua (Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; lit. ... Lishui(丽水) is a city located in the southeast of the Peoples Republic of China within the boundaries of Zhejiang Province. ... Quzhou (衢州; pinyin: Qúzhōu) is a prefecture-level city in Zhejiang province, China. ... For the prefecture-level city in Jiangsu province, see Taizhou, Jiangsu. ... Wenzhou (Simplified Chinese: 温州; Traditional Chinese: 溫州; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city with a population of 873,000 in southeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhoushan (Simplified Chinese: 舟山; Pinyin: ), formerly transliterated as Chusan, is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ...

List of Zhejiang County-level divisions


Coordinates: 30°00′N, 120°35′E Zhejiang, a province of the Peoples Republic of China, is made up of the following three levels of administrative division: 11 prefecture-level divisions all of which are prefecture-level cities 90 county-level divisions 22 county-level cities 35 counties 1 autonomous county 32 districts 1598 township-level... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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