Guangzhou


Guangzhou

Guangzhou (zh-stp|t=廣州|s=|p=Guǎngzhōu; jyutping : "Gwong²zau¹"; Yale: "Gwóngjàu") is the capital and a sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the People's Republic of China. The city is also known by an alternative English name, Canton. It is a port on the Pearl River, navigable to the South China Sea, and is located about 120 km (75 miles) northwest of Hong Kong. As of the 2000 census, the city has a population of 6 million, and a metropolitan population of roughly 8.5 million (though some estimates are as high as 12.6 million)Fact|date=July 2007 making it the most populous city in the province and the third most populous metropolitan area in mainland China. The official estimate of the metro's population at end 2006 by the Provincial Government was 9,754,600.

Geography

Guangzhou is located at 112°57'E to 114°3'E and 22°26'N to 23°56'N. The city is part of the Pearl River Delta.

Guangzhou has a humid subtropical climate influenced by the Asian monsoon. Summers are wet with high temperatures and a high humidity index. Winters are mild, dry and sunny.

Population

Population (2006):Metro - 9,754,600, Urban - 6,253,300, and City - 7,607,200

Administrative divisions

Guangzhou is a sub-provincial city. It has direct jurisdiction over ten districts and two county-level cities.

As of April 28, 2005, the districts of Dongshan and Fangcun have been abolished and merged into Yuexiu and Liwan respectively; at the same time the district of Nansha is established out of parts of Panyu, and the district of Luogang is established out of parts of Baiyun, Tianhe, and Zengcheng also a part of Huangpu making an exclave next to Huangpu.

Road names

*(zh-stp |s=中山一路 |t=中山一路 |p=ZhōngShānYīLù)
*(zh-stp |s=中山二路 |t=中山二路 |p=ZhōngShānErLù)
*(zh-stp |s=中山三路 |t=中山三路 |p=ZhōngShānSānLù)
*(zh-stp |s=中山四路 |t=中山四路 |p=ZhōngShānSìLù)
*(zh-stp |s=中山五路 |t=中山五路 |p=ZhōngShānWǔLù)
*(zh-stp |s=中山六路 |t=中山六路 |p=ZhōngShānLìuLù)
*(zh-stp |s=中山七路 |t=中山七路 |p=ZhōngShānQīLù)
*(zh-stp |s=中山八路 |t=中山八路 |p=ZhōngShānBāLù)
*(zh-stp |s=一德路 |t=一德路 |p=YīDéLù)
*(zh-stp |s=二沙岛 |t=二沙島 |p=èrShāDǎo)
*(zh-stp |s=三元里 |t=三元里 |p=SānYuánLǐ)
*(zh-stp |s=四牌楼 |t=四牌樓 |p=SìPáiLóu)
*(zh-stp |s=五凤村 |t=五鳳村 |p=WŭFèngCūn)
*(zh-stp |s=六甫水脚 |t=六圃水腳 |p=LìuPǔShǔiJiǎo)
*(zh-stp |s=七株榕 |t=七株榕 |p=QīZhūRóng)
*(zh-stp |s=八旗二马路 |t=八旗二馬路 |p=BāQíÈrMǎLù)
*(zh-stp |s=九如通津 |t=九如通津 |p=JǐuRúTōngJīn)
*(zh-stp |s=十三行 |t=十三行 |p=ShíSānHáng)

History

The first known city built at the site of Guangzhou was Panyu (蕃禺, later simplified to 番禺; "Poon Yu" in Cantonese) founded in 214 BC. The city has been continuously occupied since that time. Panyu was expanded when it became the capital of the Nanyue Kingdom (南越) in 206 BC.

Recent archaeological founding of her palace suggests that the city might have traded frequently with foreigners by the sea routes. The foreign trade continued through every following dynasty and the city remains a major international trading port to this day.

The Han Dynasty annexed Nanyue in 111 BC, and Panyu became a provincial capital and remains so until this day. In 226 AD, the city however became the seat of the Guang Prefecture (廣州; Guangzhou). Therefore, "Guangzhou" was the name of the prefecture, not of the city. However, people grew accustomed to calling the city Guangzhou, instead of Panyu.

Although the Chinese name of Guangzhou replaced Panyu as the name of the walled city, Panyu was still the name of the area surrounding the walled city until the end of Qing era.

Arab and Persian pirates sacked Guangzhou (known to them as Sin-Kalan) in AD 758, ² according to a local Guangzhou government report on October 30 758, which corresponded to the day of "Guisi" (癸巳) of the ninth lunar month in the first year of the "Qianyuan" era of Emperor Suzong of the Tang Dynasty. [cite book | first=Frank | last=Welsh | authorlink = Frank Welsh (writer) | editor=Maya Rao | year=1974 | title=A Borrowed Place: The History of Hong Kong | id=ISBN 1-56836-134-3 | pages=13] [cite book | first=Joseph | last=Needham | title=Science & Civilisation in China | year=1954 | pages=1, 179 | publisher=Cambridge University Press] [zh icon cite book |author=Sima Guang |title=Zizhi Tongjian (Comprehensive Mirror to Aid in Government)]

During the Northern Song Dynasty, a celebrated poet called Su Shi (Shisu) visited Guangzhou's Baozhuangyan Temple and wrote the inscription "Liu Rong" (Six Banyan Trees) because of the six banyan trees he saw there. It has since been called the Temple of the 6 Banyan Trees.

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive to the city by sea, establishing a monopoly on the external trade out of its harbor by 1511. They were later expelled from their settlements in Guangzhou (in Portuguese Cantão), but instead granted use of Macau as a trade base with the city in 1557. They would keep a near monopoly of foreign trade in the region until the arrival of the Dutch in the early seventeenth century.

After China claimed control of Taiwan in 1683, the Qing government became open to encouraging foreign trade. Guangzhou quickly emerged as one of the most adaptable ports for negotiating commerce and before long, many foreign ships were going there to procure cargos.

Portuguese in Macau, Spanish in Manila, and Armenians and Muslims from India were already actively trading in the port by the 1690s, when the French and English British East India Company's ships began frequenting the port through the Canton System.

Other companies were soon to follow: the Ostend General India company in 1717; Dutch East India Company in 1729; the first Danish ship in 1731, which was followed by a Danish Asiatic Company ship in 1734; the Swedish East India Company in 1732; followed by an occasional Prussian and Trieste Company ship; the Americans in 1784; and the first ships from Australia in 1788.

By the middle of the 18th century, Guangzhou had emerged as one of the world's great trading ports under the Thirteen Factories, which was a distinction it maintained until the outbreak of the Opium Wars in 1839 and the opening of other ports in China in 1842. The privilege during this period made Guangzhou one of the top 3 cities in the world. [cite web |url=http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa011201e.htm |title=Top 10 Cities of the Year 1800 |publisher="About.com" |accessdate=2008-08-28]

Guangzhou's monopoly on English trade ended with the Treaty of Nanking, signed in 1842 to end the First Opium War between Britain and China. The treaty opened four new treaty ports, allowing British merchants to trade in Fuzhou, Xiamen, Ningbo, and Shanghai in addition to Guangzhou.

In 1918, the city's urban council was established and "Guangzhou" became the official name of the city. Panyu became a county's name to the southern side of Guangzhou.

In both 1930 and 1953, Guangzhou was promoted to the status of a Municipality, but each time promotion was canceled within the year.

Japanese troops occupied Guangzhou from October 12, 1938 to September 16, 1945, after violent bombings. In the city, the Imperial Japanese Army conducted bacteriological research unit 8604, a section of unit 731, where Japanese doctors experimented on human prisoners.

Communist forces entered the city on October 14, 1949. Their urban renewal projects improved the lives of some residents. New housing on the shores of the Pearl River provided homes for the poor boat people. Reforms by Deng Xiaoping, who came to power in the late 1970s, led to rapid economic growth due to the city's close proximity to Hong Kong and access to the Pearl River.

As labor costs increased in Hong Kong, manufacturers opened new plants in the cities of Guangdong including Guangzhou. As the largest city in one of China's wealthiest provinces, Guangzhou attracts farmers from the countryside looking for factory work. Cantonese links to overseas Chinese and beneficial tax reforms of the 1990s have aided the city's rapid growth.

In 2000, Huadu and Panyu were merged into Guangzhou as districts, and Conghua and Zengcheng became county-level cities of Guangzhou.

Economy

Guangzhou is the economic centre of the Pearl River Delta, one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing regions. In 2007, the GDP reached ¥705 billion (US $92 billion), per capita was ¥71,219 (US $9,302), ranking 6th among the other 659 Chinese cities.Fact|date=February 2007

The China Import and Export Fair, also called "Canton Fair", is held every year in April and October by Ministry of Trading. Inaugurated in the spring of 1957, the Fair is a major event for the city.

Industrial zones

*Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone
*Guangzhou Nansha Development Zone
*Shantou Free Trade Zone

Transportation

With the the first line of Guangzhou Metro opened in 1997, Guangzhou is the fourth city in Mainland China to have an underground railway system, behind Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai. Currently the underground network is made up of four lines, covering a total length of 116km, while another four lines are under construction and due to be completed in 2010 before the Asian Games. A long term plan is to make the city's underground system expand over 500km by 2020 with 15 lines in operation.

The existing four lines of Guangzhou Metro network:
*Line 1: From Guangzhou East Railway Station to Xilang Station
*Line 2: From Sanyuanli Station to Wanshengwei Station
*Line 3: From Guangzhou East Railway Station and Tianhe Coach Terminal Station to Panyu Square Station
*Line 4: From Wanshengwei Station to Jinzhou Station

Guangzhou's main airport is the New Baiyun International Airport in Huadu District open on August 5, 2004, replacing the old Baiyun International Airport which was very close to the city centre and failed to meet the fast-growing air traffic demand.

Guangzhou is well connected to Hong Kong by train, coach and ferry. Express trains depart from the Guangzhou East railway station (zh-stp |s=广州东站 |t=廣州東站 |p=Gǔangzhōu Dōngzhàn) and arrive at the Hung Hom KCR station in Hong Kong. The route is approximately 182km in length and the ride takes less than two hours. Frequent coach services are also provided, with coaches depart every day from different locations (mostly major hotels) around the city.

There are daily ferry services including an overnight steamer service, which takes eight hours, as well as high-speed catamaran service which takes three hours, to the China Ferry Terminal or Macau Ferry Pier in Hong Kong. The Nansha Pier (新南沙客運港), located in the distant Nansha District outside the city centre, is also operating six daily 75-minute catamaran services to Hong Kong.

From January 1, 2007, the municipal government has banned motorcycles in the urban areas. Motorcycles found violating the ban will be confiscated. [cite news |url=http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_10/node_37/node_85/2007/01/03/116778797013245.shtml |title=Guangzhou Bans Motorcycles |publisher="Life of Guangzhou" |date=2007-01-03 |accessdate=2008-08-28] The Guangzhou traffic bureau claimed to have reported reduced traffic problems and accidents in the downtown area since the ban [cite news |url=http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_10/node_37/node_85/2007/01/19/116916856413959.shtml |title=Traffic Jam Improve after Motorcycle Ban |publisher="Life of Guangzhou" |date=2007-01-19 |accessdate=2008-08-28] .

According to the official China Daily of July 6, 2007, all buses and taxis in Guangzhou will be LPG-fueled by 2010 to promote clean energy for transportation and improve the environment [cite news |url=http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-07/06/content_911176.htm |title=Date set for LPG-fueled buses, taxis |publisher="China Daily" |date=2007-07-06 |accessdate=2008-08-28] . At present, Guangzhou is the city that uses the most LPG-fueled vehicles in the world. Till the end of 2006, 6,500 buses and 16,000 taxis were using LPG, taking up 85% of all buses and taxis .

Tourist attractions

Guangzhou has a lovely climate year-round with almost no winter. Annual average temperature is 21.8 degrees. Autumn, from October to December, is very moderate, cool and windy, and is the best travel time. [cite blog |url = http://worldstepper-daworldisntenough.blogspot.com/2008/08/travel-china-guide-fascinating.html |title = Travel China Guide: Fascinating Guangzhou |publisher="Blogspot" |date = 2008-08-12 |accessdate=2008-08-21] There are many tourist attractions around the city which include:

* Chen Clan Academy (zh-stp |s=陈氏书院 |t=陳氏書院 |p=ChénShìShūYùan)
* Guangdong Museum of Folk Handcraft
* Shamian Island / Shameen Island (zh-stp |s=沙面岛 |t=沙面島 |p=Shāmàndăo; literally, "Sand Face Island")
* Guangdong Provincial Museum (zh-stp |s=广东省博物馆 |t=廣東省博物館 |p=Guǎngdōngshěng Bówògǔan)
* Museum of the Tomb of the King of Southern Yue in Western Han Dynasty
* Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (zh-stp |s=六榕寺 |t=六榕寺 |p=liùróngsì)
* Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral / Stone House
* Huaisheng Mosque (zh-stp |s=怀圣寺 |t=懷聖寺 |p=huáishèngsì)
* Temple of Bright Filial Piety (zh-stp |s=光孝寺 |t=光孝寺 |p=GuāngXiàosì)
* Chime-Long Paradise (zh-stp |s=长隆欢乐世界 |t=長隆歡樂世界 |p=chánglónghuānlèshìjiè)
* Chime-Long WaterPark (zh-stp |s=长隆水上乐园 |t=長隆水上樂園 |p=chánglóngShǔiShànglèYúan)
* Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King南越王墓(zh-stp |s=南越王墓 |t=南越王墓 |p=nányuėwángmù)
* Guangzhou Peasant Movement Institute (zh-stp |s=广州市农民运动讲习所 |t=廣州農民運動講習所|p=GuǎngZhōuNóngMíngJiǎngXíSuǒ)

Local products

* Canton Sculpture includes Canton Ivory Carvings, Jade Sculpture, Wood Sculpture and Olive Sculpture.
* Canton Enamel is short for Guangzhou Colorful Pottery. It has a history of over 300 years.
* Canton Embroidery, namely Yue Embroidery, is one of the Four Famous Chinese Embroideries together with Su Embroidery, Xiang Embroidery and Shu Embroidery.
* Canton Bacon is the general designation of cured meat in the Guangzhou Area.
* Zhujiang Beer

Parks and gardens

* Baiyun Mountain (zh-stp |s=白云山 |t=白雲山 |p=Báiyúnshān; literally "White Cloud Mountain")
* Yuexiu Park (zh-stp |s=越秀公园|t=越秀公園 |p=yuèxiùgōngyuán
* Luhu Park (zh-st |s=麓湖公园 |t=麓湖公園)
* Dongshanhu Park (zh-st |s=东山湖公园 |t=東山湖公園)
* Liuhuahu Park (zh-st |s=流花湖公园 |t=流花湖公園)
* Liwanhu Park (zh-st |s=荔湾湖公园 |t=荔灣湖公園)
* Yuntai Garden (zh-st |s=云台花园 |t=雲台花園)
* Martyrs' Park (zh-stp |s=广州起义烈士陵园 |t=廣州起義烈士陵園 |p=lièshìlíngyuán
* Zhujiang Park (zh-st |s=珠江公园 |t=珠江公園)
* South China Botanical Garden (zh-st |s=华南植物园 |t=華南植物園)

ignificant buildings

* Guangdong Olympic Stadium (zh-stp |s=广东奥林匹克体育场|t=廣東奧林匹克體育場 |p=guǎngdōngàolínpǐkètǐyùchǎng
* CITIC Plaza (zh-stp |s=中信广场|t=中信廣場 |p=zhōngxìnguǎngchǎng
* Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower (zh-stp |s=广州电视观光塔|t=廣州電視觀光塔 |p=guǎngzhōudiànshìguānguāngtǎ
* Guangzhou TV Tower (zh-stp |s=广州电视塔|t=廣州電視塔 |p=guǎngzhōudiànshìtǎ
* Pearl River Tower (zh-stp |s=珠江城|t=珠江城 |p=zhūjiāngchéng

Major hotels

* The Garden Hotel (zh-stp |s=花园酒店|t=花園酒店 |p=huāyuánjiǔdiàn)
* China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel (zh-stp |s=中国大酒店|t=中國大酒店 |p=zhōngguódàjiǔdiàn)
* White Swan Hotel (zh-stp |s=白天鵝宾馆|t=白天鵝賓館 |p=báitiānébïnguǎn)
* DongFang Hotel (zh-stp |s=东方宾馆|t=東方賓館 |p=DōngFāangBīngGuǎn)
* Guangdong International Hotel (zh-st |s=广东国际大酒店 |t=廣東國際大酒店)
* The Westin Guangzhou (zh-stp |s=广州天誉威斯汀酒店|t=廣州天誉威斯汀酒店 |p=Guǎngzhōutiānyùwēishìdīngjiǔdiàn)
* Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou (zh-st |s=广州香格里拉大酒店 |t=廣州香格里拉大酒店)
* The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou (zh-st |s=广州丽思卡尔顿酒店 |t=廣州麗嘉酒店)
* Grand Hyatt Guangzhou (zh-st |s=广州君悦大酒店 |t=廣州君悅酒店)
* Asia International Hotel (zh-st |s=广东亚洲国际大酒店 |t=廣東亞洲國際大酒店)
* Grand International Hotel (zh-stp |s=嘉逸国际酒店 |t=嘉逸國際酒店 |p=GuǎngZhōuJiāYìGuóJìJǐuDiàn)
* Chime Long Hotel (zh-stp |s=长隆酒店 |t=長隆酒店 |p=GuǎngZhōuChángLóngJǐuDiàn)
* Holiday Inn City Centre Guangzhou (zh-stp |s=广州文化假日酒店|t=廣州文化假日酒店 |p=GuǎngZhōuWénHuàJiàRìJǐuDiàn)
* Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou (zh-st |s=广州十甫假日酒店 |t=廣州十甫假日酒店)
* Baiyun Hotel (zh-st |s=白云宾馆 |t=白雲賓館)
* Ramada Pearl Hotel Guangzhou (zh-stp |s= 广州凯旋华美达大酒店 |t=廣州凱旋華美達大酒店 |p=GuǎngZhōuKǎiXuánHuáMěiDáDàJǐuDiàn)

Media

Guangzhou's two local radio stations, the provincial Radio Guangdong and the municipal Radio Guangzhou, broadcast Cantonese and Mandarin programmes in more than ten channels. The Bejing-based China National Radio broadcast in Putonghua, while other radio stations from cities around Guangzhou broadcast mostly in Cantonese, whose channels can be received in part of the city. Radio Guangdong produces a 15-minute weekly English program, "Guangdong Today", which is broadcast globally through the World Radio Network. English news and several short English programmes can be heard in some of the Chinese channels.

Both TVB Pearl and ATV World, two English channels in Hong Kong, can be received throught cable TV in Guangzhou. Guangzhou Television, the local TV station, also has its own English channel. Though some of its daytime programmes are not in English, it runs all-English programmes from evening to midnight.

Guangzhou has three major newspaper groups, which publish some of the best Chinese-language newspapers in Mainland China. The leading newspaper of the city is the Guangzhou Daily. With a circulation of 1.8 million, it has been China's most successful newspaper for 14 years in terms of advertising revenue.

Culture

* Cantonese
* Cantonese cuisine
* Cantonese opera
* Guangdong music (genre)

Education

Higher education institutes

National universities
*Sun Yat-sen University (中山大学) (founded in 1924)
*South China University of Technology (华南理工大学)
*South China Normal University (华南师范大学)
*Jinan University (暨南大学) (founded in 1906)

Public universities and colleges
*Guangdong University of Finance (广东金融学院)
*Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (广东外语外贸大学)
*South China Agricultural University (华南农业大学) (founded in 1909)
*Zhongkai Agrotechnical College (仲恺农业技术学院) (founded in 1927)
*Guangzhou Medical College (广州医学院)
*Guangzhou University of TCM (广州中医药大学)
*Guangdong College of Pharmacy (广东药学院)
*Guangdong University of Technology (广东工业大学)
*Guangzhou University (广州大学)
*Guangdong Institute of Science and Technology (广东省科技干部学院)
*Guangdong Business College (广东商学院)
*Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (广州美术学院)
*Xinghai Conservatory of Music (星海音乐学院)
*GuangDong Polytechnic Normal University (广东技术师范学院)
*Guangzhou Physical Education Institute (广州体育学院)Note: Institutes without full-time bachelor programs are not listed.

Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre

Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre also known as Guangzhou University Town, located on an island called Xiaoguwei in Panyu District, is home to campuses of ten universities, part of which also have other campuses elsewhere.

Universities which have campuses in the Mega Centre:
*Sun Yat-sen University (中山大学)
*South China University of Technology(华南理工大学)
*South China Normal University(华南师范大学)
*Guangdong University of Technology(广东工业大学)
*Guangdong University of Forign Studies(广东外语外贸大学)
*Guangzhou University of TCM (广州中医药大学) [http://www.gzhtcm.edu.cn/en/index.html (English-language site)]
*Guangdong College of Pharmacy (广东药学院)
*Guangzhou University(广州大学)
*Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (广州美术学院)
*Xinghai Conservatory of Music(星海音乐学院)Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre can accommodate up to 200,000 students, 20,000 teachers and 50,000 staffs. [cite web |url=http://www.intel.com/business/casestudies/guangzhou_higher_education.pdf |title=Mega Campus goes Wireless |format=PDF |publisher="Intel Corporation" |accessdate=2008-08-28]

High schools

* Guangdong Experimental High School (zh-stp |s=广东实验中学 |t=廣東實驗中學 |p=GuăngDōngShíYànZhōngXúe)
* The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University (zh-stp |s=华南师范大学附属中学 |t=華南師範大學附屬中學 |p=HuáNánShĩFànDàXúeFùShǔZhōngXúe)
* Guangzhou No.47 High School (zh-stp |s=广州市第四十七中学 |t=廣州市第四十七中學 |p=GuăngZhōuDìSìShìQiZhōngXúe)
* Guangzhou No.6 High School (zh-stp |s=广州市第六中学 |t=廣州市第六中學 |p=GuăngZhōuDìLìuZhōngXúe)
* Guangdong Guangya Middle School (zh-stp |s=广东广雅中学 |t=廣東廣雅中學 |p=GuăngDōngGuăngYàZhōngXúe)
* Guangzhou Zhi Xin Middle School (zh-stp |s=广州市执信中学 |t=廣州市執信中學 |p=GuăngZhōuZhíXìnZhōngXúe)
* Guangzhou No.8 High School (zh-stp |s=广州市第八中学(培英中学)|t=廣州市第八中學 |p=GuăngZhōuDìBaZhōngXúe)
* Guangzhou 109 Secondary School (zh-stp |s=广州市第一零九中学 |t=廣州市第一零九中學 |p=GuăngZhōuShìDìYīLíngJǐuZhōngXúe)

International schools

* American International School of Guangzhou
* British School of Guangzhou
* Utahloy International School

Sister cities

Guangzhou is twinned with the following cities:

* Fukuoka, Japan (May 1979)
* Los Angeles, United States (March 2, 1982)
* Manila, Philippines (November 1982)
* Vancouver, Canada (March 1985)
* Sydney, Australia (May 1986)
* Viña Del Mar, Chile (November 1986)
* Frankfurt am Main, Germany (April 11, 1988)
* Lyon, France (November 1988)
* Auckland, New Zealand, (February 1989)
* Gwangju, South Korea (October 1996)
* Oita, Japan (1997)
* Linköping, Sweden (November 1997)
* Durban, South Africa (July 2000)
* Bristol, England (May 2001)
* Yekaterinburg, Russia (July 10, 2002)
* Arequipa, Peru (October 27, 2004)
* Birmingham, England (Dec 2006)
* Dubai, United Arab Emirates
* Recife, Brazil
* Surabaya, Indonesia (Dec 2005)

ee also

*Rafael Perestrello
*Fernão Pires de Andrade

References

Further reading

*cite book |last=Johnson |first=Graham E. |title=Historical Dictionary of Guangzhou (Canton) and Guangdong |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1999 |publisher=The Scarecrow Press |location=Lanham, MD |isbn=978-0810835160 |pages=
*cite book |last=Lee |first=Edward Bing-Shuey |title=Modern Canton |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1936 |publisher=The Mercury Press |location=Shanghai |isbn= |pages=
*cite book |last=Ng |first=Yong Sang |title=Canton, City of the Rams: A General Description and a Brief Historical Survey |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1936 |publisher=M.S. Cheung |location=Canton |isbn= |pages= |id=ASIN|B0008D1HHO
*cite book |last=Shaw |first=Samuel |title=The journals of Major Samuel Shaw : the first American consul at Canton : with a life of the author |authorlink= |coauthors=Josiah Quincy |year=1847 |publisher=Wm. Crosby and H.P. Nichols |location=Boston |isbn= |url=http://www.archive.org/details/journalsofmajors00shaw |accessdate=2008-04-05
*cite book |last=Vogel |first=Ezra F. |title=Canton Under Communism: Programs and Politics in a Provincial Capital, 1949–1968 |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1969 |publisher=Harvard University Press |location=Cambridge, MA |isbn=978-0674094758 |pages=

External links

* [http://english.gz.gov.cn/ Guangzhou International] - Municipal government official website
* [http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/ Life of Guangzhou] - English website operated by Guangzhou Daily Press Group
*Wikitravel|Guangzhou
* [http://www.visitchn.com VisitCHN] - Blog containing news about Guangzhou
* [http://www.buy-in-gz.cn/ Guangzhou Wholesale Market Directory] - Wholesale market directory and some practical information about Guangzhous-ttl|title=Capital of the Republic of China (during Chinese Civil War)
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