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Encyclopedia > Xiamen
厦门市
Xiamen City (Ē-mn̂g)
Xiamen(Ē-mn̂g) is highlighted on this map
Administration Type Sub-provincial city
Area 1,565 km²
(300 km² water)
Population 1.37 million (2002)
GDP ¥38,567 (ca. US$4,660) per capita (2003), ranked 9th in China
Major Nationalities Han
County-level divisions 6
Township-level divisions Unknown
Area Code 592
Xiamen
Traditional Chinese: 廈門
Simplified Chinese: 厦门
Mandarin
Hanyu Pinyin: Xiàmén
Wade-Giles: Hsiamen
Min Nan Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ē-mn̂g
A view of the Xiamen University campus
A view of the Xiamen University campus

Xiamen (Simplified Chinese: 厦门; Traditional Chinese: 廈門; Hanyu Pinyin: Xiàmén) is a coastal sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It looks out to the Taiwan Strait and borders the cities of Quanzhou and Zhangzhou to the north and south respectively. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (572x621, 62 KB) Summary Xiamen is highlighted in red on this map. ... 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. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 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. ... The Chinese Telephone Code Plan is the way to group telephone numbers in mainland China. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; Traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of printed contemporary Chinese written language, simplified from traditional Chinese by the Peoples Republic of China in an attempt to promote literacy. ... Standard Mandarin – also known as Standard Chinese or Standard spoken Chinese – is the official Chinese spoken language used by the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Singapore. ... 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. ... Mǐn N n (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name B ; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 453 KB) Xiamen University campus, viewing from Furong 7 students dorm. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x800, 453 KB) Xiamen University campus, viewing from Furong 7 students dorm. ... Xiamen University (XMU, Latin: Universitas Amoiensis, Pinyin: Xiàmén Dàxué, Simplified Chinese: 厦门大学), colloquially Xia Da (Pinyin: Xià Dà, Simplified Chinese: 厦大), located in Xiamen, Fujian Province, is the first university in China founded by overseas Chinese. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; Traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of printed contemporary Chinese written language, simplified from traditional Chinese by the Peoples Republic of China in an attempt to promote literacy. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of... 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: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast 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. ... Taiwan Strait Area The Taiwan Strait or Formosa Strait is a 180km-wide Strait between mainland China and the island of Taiwan. ... The characters 泉州 are also used for SenshÅ«, an alternate name for the former Japanese province of Izumi. ... Zhangzhou (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in southern Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Xiamen and the surrounding countryside is famous for being an ancestral home to overseas Chinese and Taiwanese as well as one of China's earliest special economic zones in the 1980s. It covers an area of 1,565 km² with a local population of 2.01 million.

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Name of City

Earlier, the name was written 下門 , meaning "Lower Gate"--possibly because of its position at the mouth of the Nine Dragon River--but the authorities found the name too unrefined.


Xiamen is also known as Amoy internationally. Its origin is the characters "下門" (lower gate) in Zhangzhou dialects of Min Nan, pronounced as Ē-mûi (using the POJ romanization) and still spoken in the region west and southwest of the city. In Quanzhou dialect, the most common dialect, it is pronounced Ē-mn̂g. Zhangzhou (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in southern Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Mǐn Nán (also spelt Minnan or Min-nan; Simplified Chinese: 闽南语, Traditional Chinese: 閩南語; native name Bân-lâm-gú) literally, the Southern Min or Southern Fujian language, refers to the language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China and neighboring areas, and... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... The characters 泉州 are also used for SenshÅ«, an alternate name for the former Japanese province of Izumi. ...


Latter, "下門" is changed into the modern toponym "廈門", the same pronunciation in Mandarin, which literally means "The Gate of the Grand Mansion".But it still pronounced as "下門" (lower gate) in Min Nan Chinese. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Administration

The subprovincial city of Xiamen administers 6 districts. 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. ... District, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. ...

  • Haicang District (海沧区)
  • Huli District (湖里区)
  • Jimei District (集美区)
  • Siming District (思明区)
  • Tong'an District (同安区)
  • Xiang'an District (翔安区)

The districts of Siming and Huli form the Special Economic Zone. Siming (思明) is on southeastern Xiamen Island and the capital district of Xiamen Municipality, Fujian Province, the Peoples Republic of China History The place was made Zhongxin District (中心区) in October 1945. ... Xiangan (翔安) is a district of Xiamen Municipality on its easternmost mainland territory. ... A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a geographical region that has economic laws different from a countrys typical economic laws. ...


In May 2003, Gulangyu Island and Kaiyuan District were merged into Siming District, Xinglin District (杏林区) were merged into Jimei District, and Xiang'an District was created out of a section of Tong'an District. Gulangyu Island (鼓浪屿; pinyin: GÅ­làng YÅ­) is a 1. ... Kaiyuan (開元) is a region in Xiamen Municipality and a former district that now belongs to Siming District. ...


History

During the early Jin Dynasty, the place was made Tong'an District (同安縣) in 282, a sub-entity of Jin'an Prefecture (晉安郡). During the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), the city was known as a viable international seaport, and the Chinese scientist and statesman Shen Kuo (1031-1095) spent some of his youth there while his father was staffed as a local bureaucrat in the government. In 1387, the Ming Dynasty used it as base against pirates, and was part of Quanzhou. Koxinga stationed here in 1650, naming it Siming Island (思明洲), or "Remembering the Ming", but the city was renamed by the Manchus in 1680 to Xiamen Subprefecture. The name "Siming" was reverted after the 1912 Xinhai Revolution and made a county. The following it was reverted to Xiamen City. In 1949, Xiamen became a provincial city (省辖市), then upgraded to a vice-province-class city (副省级市), or a municipality. It was made a Special Economic Zone in 1980. The Jin Dynasty (晉 pinyin: jìn, 265-420), one of the Six Dynasties, followed the Three Kingdoms and preceded the Southern and Northern Dynasties in China. ... Events Carus becomes Roman emperor A new city was constructed in Fuzhou slightly south of the original city Ye. ... Northern Song in 1111 AD Capital Kaifeng (960–1127) Linan (1127–1279) Language(s) Chinese Religion Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy History  - Zhao Kuangyin taking over the throne of the Later Zhou Dynasty 960  - Battle of Yamen; the end of Song rule 1279 Population  - Peak est. ... Events Edgar the Peaceable crowned King of England. ... For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Shen Shen Kuo or Shen Kua (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (1031–1095 AD) was a polymath Chinese scientist of the Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD). ... Events Collapse of the Moorish Caliphate of Córdoba. ... Events The country of Portugal is established for the second time. ... Events June 2 - John Holland, a maternal half-brother of Richard II of England, is created Earl of Huntingdon. ... For other uses, see Ming. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The characters 泉州 are also used for SenshÅ«, an alternate name for the former Japanese province of Izumi. ... Koxinga (Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Gúoxìngyé; Tongyong Pinyin: Gúosìngyé; Taiwanese; Kok-sèng-iâ/Kok-sìⁿ-iâ) is the popular name of Zheng Chenggong (Traditional Chinese: 鄭成功; Hanyu Pinyin: Zhèng Chénggōng; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhèng Chénggong; Wade-Giles: Cheng Cheng-kung; Pe... Year 1650 (MDCL) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Ming. ... The Manchu (Manchu: Manju; Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: , Mongolian: Манж) are a Tungusic people who originated in Manchuria (todays Northeast China). ... Events First Portuguese governor was appointed to Macau The Swedish city Karlskrona was founded as the Royal Swedish Navy relocated there. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Qing Dynasty Chinese Revolutionary Alliance Commanders Feng Guozhang, Yuan Shikai, and local Qing governors. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a geographical region that has economic laws different from a countrys typical economic laws. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


Xiamen was the port of trade first used by Europeans in 1541. It was China's main port in the nineteenth century for exporting tea. As a result, the Amoy dialect had a major influence on how Chinese terminology was translated into English and other European languages. For example, the words "Amoy", "tea" (茶; tê), "cumshaw" (感謝; kám-siā), "ketchup" (茄汁; kiô-chiap), and "Pekoe" (白毫; pe̍h-hô), kowtow (磕頭; khàu-thâu), gung-ho, and possibly Japan (jit-pun) originated from the Amoy dialect. World map showing the location of Europe. ... Events The first official translation of the entire Bible in Swedish February 12 - Pedro de Valdivia founds Santiago de Chile. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... Amoy (Xiamen) is a language/dialect which originally comes from Southern Fujian, in the area centered around the city of Xiamen. ... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... A bottle of Heinz Organic Ketchup Ketchup (or less commonly catsup) also known as Red Sauce or Tomato Sauce is a popular condiment, usually made with ripened tomatoes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Amoy (Xiamen) is a language/dialect which originally comes from Southern Fujian, in the area centered around the city of Xiamen. ...


Xiamen was one of the five Chinese treaty ports opened by the Treaty of Nanjing (signed in 1842) at the end of the First Opium War between Britain and China. Nanking, August 29, 1842, Peace Treaty between the Queen of Great Britain and the Emperor of China The Treaty of Nanking (南京條約) is the agreement which marked the end of the First Opium War between the United Kingdom and China. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants Qing China British East India Company Commanders Daoguang Emperor Charles Elliot, Anthony Blaxland Stransham The First Opium War or the First Anglo-Chinese War was fought between the United Kingdom and the Qing Empire in China from 1839 to 1842 with the aim of forcing China to import British...


In 1999, the largest corruption scandal in China's history was uncovered, implicating up to 200 government officials.


Economy

Since Xiamen Special Economic Zone was established, it has opened up to foreign direct investment and created many jobs, factories, export opportunities for local companies and multi-national corporations. Xiamen benefits particularly from investment capital from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Xiamen's primary economic activities include fishing, shipbuilding, food processing, tanning, textiles, machine tools manufacturing, chemical industries, financial and telecommunication services.


Xiamen is one of the favourite destination for foreign investors. By the end of 2000, a total of 4,991 projects with foreign direct investment were approved in the city, with a contractual foreign investment amount of USD17.527 billion and an actual foreign investment amount of USD11.452 billion [1]..


In 1992, Xiamen was ranked among the top 10 Chinese cities in relation to comprehensive strengths with its GDP increasing by an average of over 20% annually. In 2000, Xiamen's GDP amounted to 50.115 billion Yuan, an increase of 15.1% over the previous year, 1.1 percentage points over the expected increase target; and the per-capita GDP was about 4,650 US dollars. Further economic reforms were introduced and this brought about the total volume of imports and exports in 2000 reached USD10.049 billion, while that of exports totalled to USD5.880 billion [2].


Financial services

By Chinese standards, Xiamen has highly developed banking services. The biggest bank is the state-owned commercial bank, Sino-foreign joint venture "Xiamen International Bank", and solely foreign-funded "Xiamen City Commercial Bank".


Foreign banks that have established representative offices in Xiamen include


Hong Kong

  • Jiyou Bank,
  • East Asia Bank
  • Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd.
  • Hang Seng Bank

Singapore

  • Oversea-Chinese Bank Corporation (OCBC)
  • United Overseas Bank (UOB)

US Banks

  • Bank of Orient
  • Citibank
  • Hartford Financial Services

European Banks

  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Credit Lyonnais Bank

Filipino Banks

  • Commercial Bank
  • Allied Bank

Thai Banks

  • Bangkok Bank

Japanese Banks

  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Formerly known as Daiichi Kangyo Bank, Ltd.)

There are more than 600 financial institutions in operation in Xiamen. Retail and corporate customers in Xiamen have access to a wide variety of financial services and various financial services firm.


Geography and climate

Geography

Xiamen comprises Xiamen Island (situated longitude 118° 04'04"E, by latitude 24° 26'46" N.), Gulangyu Island, and a larger region along the mouth of Jiulong River on the continent. Huli District and most of Siming District (except Gulangyu) are on Xiamen Island, while the other four districts lie on the mainland. The Gaoji (Gaoqi-Jimei) Causeway built in 1955 has transformed Xiamen Island into a peninsula by linking it with the mainland. Xiamen (Simplified Chinese: 厦门; Traditional Chinese: 廈門; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsiamen) is a coastal sub-provincial city in Fujian Province, southern China. ... Gulangyu Island (鼓浪屿; pinyin: GÅ­làng YÅ­) is a 1. ... Jiulong River or Jiulong Jiang is the largest river in southern Fujian, and the second largest in Fujian, China. ...


Xiamen Island is located very close to the island of Quemoy (Kinmen), which is governed by the Republic of China (based on Taiwan). Quemoy, Kinmen, or Chinmen (金門, pinyin: Jīnmén, POJ: Kim-mn̂g) (pop. ... Motto Three Principles of the People (三民主義 San-min Chu-i) Anthem National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital Taipei (formerly and de jure Nanking) Largest city Taipei Official languages Mandarin (GuóyÇ”) Government Semi-presidential system  -  President Chen Shui-bian  -  Vice President Annette Lu  -  Premier Chang Chun-hsiung Establishment...

Downtown Xiamen as seen from Gulangyu Island
Downtown Xiamen as seen from Gulangyu Island

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Climate

Xiamen has a subtropical monsoon climate, mild and rainy, neither sweltering in summer nor snowing in winter. The annual average temperature is 21 degrees Celsius; the maximum is 38.4 degrees and minimum is 2 degrees. The average temperature during summer is 26 degrees. The annual rainfall averages 1,100 mm, and strong northeastern winds prevail. Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... Monsoon in the Vindhya mountain range, central India A monsoon is a heavy rainy season which lasts for several months and has lasting climatic effects. ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ...


Culture

The local vernacular is Amoy, a dialect of Southern Min (閩南), also called Hokkien. Amoy is widely used and understood in the southern region of Fujian province as well as overseas. The official language of the People's Republic of China, Mandarin (putonghua), is also used in the media, business, communications, education and the arts. Look up Vernacular in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mǐn N n (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name B ; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... Mǐn Nán (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name Bân-lâm-gú; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... Mandarin (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; literally speech of officials), or Beifanghua (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; literally Northern Dialect(s)), is a category of related Chinese dialects spoken across most of northern and south-western China. ...


Media

  • Xiamen is served by Xiamen Television, which broadcasts news and entertainment such as movies and television series'.

Xiamen Television (XMTV), is a television network in Xiamen, China. ...

Transportation

Currently, there are nine Asian cities that have direct flights to Xiamen. They are Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore and Bangkok. Cities outside China's mainland that have direct flights to Xiamen are Hong Kong and Macau which are situated on Guangdong province's southern border. Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: Xiàmén Gāoqí Guójì JÄ«chÇŽng) (IATA: XMN, ICAO: ZSAM) is the primary international gateway in Xiamen, Fujian. ... Xiamen Airlines (simplified Chinese: 厦门航空; pinyin: Xiàmén Hángkōng) is the first airline company in Peoples Republic of China run by private individuals, established on July 25, 1984, and based in Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. ... Guangdong, often spelt as Kwangtung, is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ...

  • You can take taxi from the airport to the city. The taxi fee is around 30-40 RMB.
  • A ferry service links Xiamen Island and Gulangyu Island.
  • There are two major bridges linking Xiamen Island to the mainland.

There is also a bus service that anyone can ride for a charge of 1 or 2 RMB. This is main form of mass transit. Taxis are also common and can be easily hailed in most areas of the city. The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca. ... Xiamen (Simplified Chinese: 厦门; Traditional Chinese: 廈門; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsiamen) is a coastal sub-provincial city in Fujian Province, southern China. ... Gulangyu Island (鼓浪屿; pinyin: Gŭlàng Yŭ) is a 1. ...


Many people in the city also ride bikes to get from place to place. Unlike in most Chinese cities, where motorcycles and mopeds are the major form of transportation, such vehicles are not allowed in Xiamen. Honking is also banned. These two laws make Xiamen's streets especially pleasant.


Infrastructure

Xiamen Port

Xiamen Port is one of the top ten ports in China. It is a huge, deepwater, ice-free port that never silts up. Xiamen port is located on Xiamen Island which is at the mouth of the Jiulong River. It has an excellent natural harbour and is well connected to the mainland. The natural coastline in the port area is 64.5 km while the water is over 12 m indepth. There are 81 berths of big, medium or small tonnage, including 16 deep-water berths, of which 6 operate containers of over 10,000 tonnages. 100,000t ships can berth straight at the inner port, while 50,000t ships can pull in for loading and unloading. Currently, Xiamen port has navigation routes to Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Kaohsiung and Singapore. Xiamen has recently opened ocean routes to the Mediterranean Sea, Europe and America. In 2000, the cargo throughput at the port was 19.65 million tons, an increase of 10.82% over the previous year; the container throughput reached 108.46 million TEUs, up by 27.83% from the previous year.


Tourism

Xiamen was recently voted China's cleanest city, and has many attractions for the tourist. Xiamen and its surrounding countryside provides spectacular scenery and pleasant tree-lined beaches. Gulangyu, also known as Piano Island, is a popular, peaceful weekend getaway with amazing views of the city. Xiamen's Botanical Garden is a nature lover's paradise. The Buddhist Nanputuo Temple, dating back to the Tang Dynasty, is a national treasure.


Shopping

Xiamen has a wide variety of department stores. There are also supermarkets run by Metro and Wal-Mart and the SM Shopping Mall, where you can buy almost everything you need at reasonable prices. There are also supermarkets on university campuses and they have delivery service for many goods to save your time and trip. In the university campus, there are many bookstores where you can either read or pick up the recently published bestsellers or textbooks you need in your studies. Both the supermarkets and bookstores open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. In Xiamen, night markets are really vibrant. The city’s booming economy provide excellent opportunities for overseas students to improve their oral Chinese, have internship and even work as casuals.


Zhongshan Road

This is the main commercial street in Xiamen. It includes traditional shophouses with the latest fashion, shoes and wide variety of products.


Xiahe Road

This is a newly established busy commercial precinct in Xiamen. Shopping centres located here include: Railway Station World Trading Mall, Chengda Mall, Holiday World for Women and Children, Eupa, 3C.


Bailuzhou Shopping and Recreational Centre

It is situated in the upper Hubinzhong Road and has a large assortment of shops and eateries.


Colleges and universities

National

Xiamen University (XMU, Latin: Universitas Amoiensis, Pinyin: Xiàmén Dàxué, Simplified Chinese: 厦门大学), colloquially Xia Da (Pinyin: Xià Dà, Simplified Chinese: 厦大), located in Xiamen, Fujian Province, is the first university in China founded by overseas Chinese. ...

Public

  • Lujiang University (厦门理工学院/鹭江职业大学)
  • Jimei University (集美大学)
  • Xiamen Oceanography Vocational College (厦门海洋职业技术学院)

Jimei University (JMU, Pinyin: Jíměi Dàxué, Simplified Chinese: 集美大学) is a public university located in Xiamen, Fujian, China. ...

Private

  • Xiamen Nanyang College (厦门南洋学院)
  • Xiamen Performing Arts College (厦门演艺职业学院)

Sister cities

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Notable inhabitants

  • Han Kuo-Huang, ethnomusicologist
  • Koxinga, early Qing dynasty rebel

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External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Xiamen
  • Guide to Xiamen & Fujian (150+ web pages of Text & photos)
  • Government website of Xiamen (available in English, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese)
  • Universities in China
  • City guide to Xiamen, updated frequently
  • Xiamen City Community Website


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Prefecture-level divisions of Fujian
Sub-provincial cities: Xiamen
Prefecture-level cities: Fuzhou | Longyan | Nanping | Ningde
Putian | Quanzhou | Sanming | Zhangzhou
List of Fujian County-level divisions


Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast 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. ... 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. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chou; BUC: Hók-ciÅ­; EFEO: Fou-Tcheou; also seen as Foochow or Fuchow) is the provincial seat and the largest prefecture-level city of Fujian (福建) province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Longyan (Simplified Chinese: 龙岩; pinyin: Lóngyán) is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Nanping (Simplified Chinese: 南平; pinyin: Nánpíng) is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Ningde (Simplified Chinese: 宁德, Traditional Chinese: 寕德; pinyin: Níngdé), also known as Mindong (Simplified Chinese: 闽东, Traditional Chinese: 閩東; pinyin: Mǐndōng; lit. ... Putian is a city located on the southeast of Fujian Province, China. ... The characters 泉州 are also used for SenshÅ«, an alternate name for the former Japanese province of Izumi. ... Sanming (三明) is a prefecture-level city in Fujian province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhangzhou (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in southern Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Fujian is a province of China, with the vast majority administered by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), and the offshore islands of Quemoy and Matsu administered by the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan. ...

Economic Development Zones of the People's Republic of China
The Original Four Special Economic Zones
Shenzhen | Zhuhai | Shantou | Xiamen
New Open Development Zones
Hainan Province | Dalian | Qingdao | Qinhuangdao | Lianyungang | Pudong | Yantai | Zhanjiang | Ningbo | Wenzhou | Nantong | Fuzhou | Guangzhou | Beihai

Coordinates: 24°27′36″N, 118°04′44″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Article about "Xiamen" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004 (433 words)
Xiamen was one of the five Chinese treaty ports opened by the Treaty of Nanjing (signed in 1842) at the end of the First Opium War between Britain and China.
Xiamen Municipality comprises of Xiamen Island, Gulangyu Island, and a larger region along the mouth of Jiulong River on the mainland.
Xiamen Island is geographically very close to the island of Quemoy, which is governed by the Republic of China (based on Taiwan).
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Xiamen was one of the earliest seats of European commerce in China, with Portuguese (16th cent.) and Dutch (17th cent.) establishments.
Xiamen comprises Xiamen Island (situated longitude 118° 04'04"E, by latitude 24° 26'46" N.), Gulangyu Island, and a larger region along the mouth of Jiulong River on the continent.
Xiamen Island is located very close to the island of Quemoy (Kinmen), which is governed by the Republic of China (based on Taiwan).
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