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- A city of eastern China on the Grand Canal east of Nanjing.
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- proper noun A
prefecture- level cityin JiangsuProvince, China
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IRA: It's in Zhenjiang, which is just up the river from Shanghai.
Village party chief Lu Zhenjiang fled from his neighbors during the skirmish.
Pearl divided her time that winter between her daughter and her mother, pitifully weakened and skeletally thin in Zhenjiang, which was two hours away by train.
Floods followed by famine on an almost unprecedented scale laid waste the north of the country, and for months on end vast, sluggish, menacing, unstoppable streams of refugees flowed into and around Zhenjiang.
Each in her different way provided the kind of role model Pearl had never had before, and needed more than ever now that her own mother was preoccupied by other worries far away in Zhenjiang.
The garden on a sloping hillside with its stream and its clumps of bamboo re-created the view from the Sydenstricker bungalow in Zhenjiang.
Too weak to travel, Carie was waiting with her Chinese daughter and a band of friends at the station in Zhenjiang, so frail and shrunken that this time it was Pearl who barely recognized her mother.
Cholera raged in Zhenjiang every autumn, striking with terrible speed and finality.
In 1897 he was one of the first five missionaries to buy a building plot from the Kuling Mountain Company, set up the year before by an enterprising young English missionary-cum-businessman to market the top of a mountain that rose sheer from the stifling hot plain three hundred miles upstream of Zhenjiang.
Even the plangent melancholy temple bell that had always given her the shivers when it sounded in the night on the hill below the house in Zhenjiang was replaced by the brisk reassuring little bell of the church a few hundred yards from her front door.