Definitions for nankingˈnɑnˈkɪŋ, ˈnæn-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Nanjing .
a city in eastern China on the Yangtze River; a former capital of China; the scene of a Japanese massacre in the 1930s
Alternative and older name of Nanjing.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an ancient city, and up to the 15th century the capital of China, is situated on the Yangtse River, 130 m. from its mouth; between 1853 and 1864 its finest buildings were destroyed by the Taiping rebels; its manufactures of nankeen and satin and of its once famous pottery and artificial flowers have fallen off, but it still continues the chief seat of letters and learning in China.