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Nanchang (南昌) is a city in central PRC and is the capital of Jiangxi Province. The GDP per capita was ¥18388 (ca. US$2220) in 2003, ranked no. 81 among 659 Chinese cities.


In early Han Dynasty (201 BC), a city called Guan (灌) was constructed.

In 589 AD (Sui Dynasty), it was renamed Hongzhou (洪州), and eventually Nanchang.

In early Tang Dynasty (653 AD), Li Yuanying, the brother of the Emperor Taizong, constructed a building called Teng-Wang Ge (滕王阁).

In 675 AD, the twenty-five-year-old Wang Bo (王勃) wrote the classic “Teng-Wang Ge Xu”. The building as well as the city became celebrated for Wang’s introduction article.

Nonetheless, the building experienced 28 cycles of destructions and reconstructions. In 1926, it was burned down for the last time. In 1989, Teng-Wang Ge was resurrected to a new height of 57 m, presumably according to the design of Song Dynasty.

See also: Nanchang Uprising

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Note: Institutions without full-time bachelor programs are not listed.