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Chou 270 bc), overthrew the Shang, Chou set fire to his palace and committed
suicide by leaping into the flames. Chou dynasty, Pinyin zhou (traditionally, 1 122
-256/255 bc), dynasty that ruled ancient China for almost a millennium, ...
The highest peak of Chou-shan Tao, the largest island of the group, rises to a
height of 1 ,640 ft. Situated at the entrance to Hang- chou Wan (Hangchow Bay),
the islands also receive much of the silt load discharged from the mouth of the ...
Ch'iian-chou, also spelled chuan-chow, Pinyin quanzhou, port and city, eastern
coastal Fukien sheng (province), China. Ch'iian-chou is situated on the north
bank of the Hsi River at the head of Chin River, facing the Taiwan Strait.
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