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Nantong History & Culture


Nantong (南通, literally Southern Tongzhou) is a national historic and cultural city in China with a history over 1000 years. Located in the southern Jiangsu province and the north side of Yangtze River, Nantong is abbreviated to be Tong, and the alternative names are Jinghai, Chongzhou, Chongchuan, Zilang. The ancient name was Tongzhou. There is a famous couplet in China themed with Nantong:


Southern Tongzhou, Northern Tongzhou, the southern and northern Tongzhous open to the south and north;
Eastern Pawnshop, Western Pawnshop, the eastern and western pawnshops for mortgaging the objects

Nantong is one of 14 opening cities in the coastal area of China. It eastwardly connects the Yellow Sea, and westwardly links to Taizhou(泰州, not Taizhou in Zhejiang province), and northwardly connects Yancheng. On the other side, it is opposite to Suzhou and Shanghai, and nationally known as the North Shanghai. It has the golden coast and the golden waterway, as well as the Yangtze River riverbank line of 226 kilometers. In education, Nantong established China’s first normal school, first folk museum, first textile manufacturing school, first embroidery school, first opera school, first blind & dumb school and first metrological station. Seven firsts have Nantong boast the No.1 city of modern China

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