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The city of Nanjing Part 1

Lies on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, is one of the most delightful of Chinese cities. Known as the Capital City of Six or Ten Dynasties in China´s history, it has a brilliant cultural heritage. In 229, Sun Quan, one of the three heroes in China´s Three Kingdoms Period, to strengthen his influence in the middle valley of the Yangtze River, moved the capital of his kingdom to Jianye - present Nanjing. From that time on, the city served as the capital for several dynasties in China´s history.

The city of Nanjing Part 2

Lies on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, is one of the most delightful of Chinese cities. Known as the Capital City of Six or Ten Dynasties in China´s history, it has a brilliant cultural heritage. In 229, Sun Quan, one of the three heroes in China´s Three Kingdoms Period, to strengthen his influence in the middle valley of the Yangtze River, moved the capital of his kingdom to Jianye - present Nanjing. From that time on, the city served as the capital for several dynasties in China´s history.

The city of Nanjing Part 3

All together, China´s Buddhism has eight branches, two from the Sui Dynasty and six from the Tang. Among them, the San-lun school, or the three shastras school, was founded in Nanjing, in the Qixia temple. Later this school spread to Japan and ROK. Compared with other schools, this school was very difficult to learn and gradually, it disappeared in China. Historically speaking, Najing was a savior when Buddhism was in decline in modern China. The decline began in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, when temples were deserted, sutras lost and monks disappeared.

The city of Nanjing Part 4

Lies on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, is one of the most delightful of Chinese cities.Nanjing, with its long history, large population and developed economy, had a major influence on other areas south of the Yangtze River. After it was no longer the capital it maintained its reputation, as did the areas around it, and they were collectively known as "the place directly under the central government".

The city of Nanjing Part 5

In 1842, the Qing government was forced into signing the humiliating treaty of Nanjing. Under the terms of treaty, Hong Kong was surrended to Britain. China after thousands of years of isolation was forced to open to the outside world. The country’s intellectuals were aware that China has reached its historical crossroads. They encouraged to launch a series of mordenization and reform movements. In its initiative, The Jinling Machine Manufacture Bureau was established in Nanjing by Li Hongzhang.

The city of Nanjing Part 6

The liberation of Nanjing was an important sign. It was the outcome of a political struggle. It heralded the victory of the Chinese revolution. Nanjing is also famous by the imperial examination system in Qing Dynasty. In more than 200 years of the rule of the Qing Dynasty, 112 scholars were awarded the nation´s top academic title, Zhuangyuan. Fifty-eight of them came from the Jiangnan Imperial Examination Academy, accounting for 52 percent.

The city of Nanjing Part 7

Nanjing was a famous national capital in Chinese history. It has enjoyed a unique place in modern China because of its unique culture. Najing has gone through so many wars. But Nanjing is absolutely not a city of grief. If you call it a city of grief you are in fact denying its heroic role and neglecting its great position and cultural value. Nanjing is a heroic city, a heroic city built up by the Najing people...