Hankou


Hankou

Hankou (zh-stp|s=汉口|t=漢口|p=Hànkǒu; Wade-Giles: Hankow) is one of the three towns, together with Wuchang and Hanyang, which are included in modern day Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province, China. Along with the other two sister towns, it stands at the mouth of the Han River, where it merges with the Yangtze.

Hankou is the main port of Hubei province.

On October 10, 1911, a revolution to establish the Republic of China and replace the Qing Dynasty led to the involvement of Hankou in the struggle between Hubei revolutionary forces and the Qing army, led by Yuan Shikai. Although the revolution began in Wuchang with a revolt started by members of the New Army, revolutionaries quickly captured major strategic cities and towns throughout the province, including Hankou on October 12. The Qing Dynasty Army recaptured Hankou later, but as the revolution spread throughout China, eventually the town and the province came under control of the Republic of China.

Hankou used to have five colonial concessions from the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Germany and Japan. The German and Russian concessions were administered by the Chinese government after the First World War. The British left in 1927 after Chinese nationalist riots. The French and Japanese left after the Second World War.

=History=

Missionaries escape

Hankow was the destination on the route of escape from the Northern provinces of groups of missionaries fleeing the Boxers around 1900. Some fleeing from the T'ai-yüan massacre in Shan-si are recorded in the work [http://www.archive.org/details/thousandmilesofm00glovuoft "A Thousand Miles of Miracles in China" (1919) by Rev A E Glover] one of the fleeing missionaries.

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