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Country  China
Population  1.315 million (2000)

Province  Jiangsu
Area  987.53 km2
Jiangyin in the past, History of Jiangyin

Map of Jiangyin

Jiangyin (simplified Chinese: 江阴; traditional Chinese: 江陰; pinyin: Jiāngyīn; Wade–Giles: Chiangyin, Jiangyin dialect: [kɐ̞ŋ.jɪŋ]) is a county-level city on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, and is administered by Wuxi, Jiangsu province. Jiangyin is one of the most important transport hubs on the Yangtze River, it is also one of the most developed counties in China.


Jiangyin in the past, History of Jiangyin

Esl training centre kindergarten class in jiangyin

Its not always easy to find specialty food items where you live


Jiangyin Tourist places in Jiangyin

Jiangyin's name means "River Shade", from its location on the south or shady side of the Yangtze River.


Jiangyin Tourist places in Jiangyin

Jiangyin was a township of Yanling (later Piling) county initially. Since the township was located in the north of Ji Lake, it was given the name "Jiyang". In 281, it was promoted as a county of Piling commandery. In 558, Jiangyin commandery whose jurisdiction equating to the modern city's was established.

Jiangyin Cuisine of Jiangyin, Popular Food of Jiangyin

In 1472, the sandbank in the Yangtze River was independent from the county to establish Jingjiang county.

Jiangyin Cuisine of Jiangyin, Popular Food of Jiangyin

In 1645, the draconian enforcement of the decree which adopting the Manchu hair style and dress inflamed the local Han Chinese people's spirit to resist. Since the ultimatum "either lose your hair or lose your head" was given, they hold the walled city against Qing sieges under a magistrate Yan Yingyuan's leadership. The resistance lasted 81 days. After the city was captured, the Qing army massacred the citizens to vented their anger: there were about 67,000 deaths in the city, and also about 75,000 deaths out of the city.

On 23 April 1987, Jiangyin was approved by the State Council of China to turn into a county-level city.


Jiangyin Train Ferry Line is the only one remains across the Yangtze River, it is a part of the Xinyi–Changxing Railway.

Notable people

  • Xu Xiake (1587-1641) - noted traveller and geographer
  • Liu Bannong (1891–1934) - writer
  • Liu Tianhua (1895–1932) - musician and composer
  • Miao Quansun (缪荃孙) (1844-1919) - Academic, catalog writer, bibliophile, founder of modern Chinese librarianship
  • Shangguan Yunzhu - movie star
  • Yu Minhong - Chairman and President of New Oriental Education & Technology Group
  • Zhan ji qin-Philanthropist
  • References

    Jiangyin Wikipedia

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