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Guangzhou

Guangzhou, also known as Canton, was a city in China. (PROSE: The Eleventh Tiger)

Geography[]

Canton was a city on the south-east coast of China which looked out over the China Sea. (TV: Survivors of the Flux) It was located at the mouth of the Pearl River. (PROSE: The Eleventh Tiger) To the east of Canton, across the sea, was the island of Formosa, and to the south-east was the island of Luzon - one of the Philippine Islands. (TV: Survivors of the Flux)

History[]

In the 19th century, most of the buildings there were low and made of bricks, with wooden or tiled roofs. Other, more impressive buildings dotted the landscape, such as a Gothic-looking cathedral and a mosque and a pagoda.

In the 1860s, following the Opium Wars, the British, French and American armies all had a presence in the city. The British, in particular, had their main garrison on Xamian Island on the Pearl River, but used other buildings too, for example Zhenhailou, a pagoda located on the Baiyun road in the north of the city.

The First Doctor, Barbara, Ian and Vicki visited the city in 1865. (PROSE: The Eleventh Tiger)

Canton appeared on a map of the region in 1904. (TV: Survivors of the Flux)

Guangzhou harbor featured tiny junks weaving between the huge boats of foreign traders, as well as dragon-boats at Eastertime. Officials from Beijing visited Guangzhou in the autumn after the Hundred-Day Spring. Liu Hui Ying grew up in Guangzhou and was a member of the Society for Self-Strengthening there.

During the Boxer Rebellion, the Boxers cut the telegram lines between Beijing and Canton. (PROSE: Warring States)

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