Nanking

Nanking, an ancient city, and up to the 15th century the capital of China, is situated on the Yangtse River, 130 m. from its mouth; between 1853 and 1864 its finest buildings were destroyed by the Taiping rebels; its manufactures of nankeen and satin and of its once famous pottery and artificial flowers have fallen off, but it still continues the chief seat of letters and learning in China.

Population (circa 1900) given as 150,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Namaquas
Namur
Nana Sahib
Nancy
Nanking
Nanna
Nansen, Fridtjof
Nantes
Nantes, Edict Of
Naphtha
Napier, Sir Charles
Napier, Sir Charles
Napier, John
Napier, Sir William
Napier of Magdala

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Antique pictures of Nanking