Jiangshan

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Jiangshan
江山市
County-level city
Country China
Province Zhejiang
Prefecture-level city Quzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Jiangshan (Chinese: 江山市; pinyin: Jiāngshān) is a county-level city located in Quzhou prefecture, Zhejiang Province, China. Located about 250 kilometers southwest of Hangzhou, the provincial capital, it is the only county-level city in the prefecture. In 1999, Jiangshan's population stood at 563,196. The city is named aptly: Jiang means river and Shan means mountain; a river runs through the city and scenic Mt. Jianglang sits on its border.[1]

USA Today described Jiangshan as a "fairly prosperous city in one of China's most developed provinces".[2]

Education[edit]

Among the handful of schools in Jiangshan is Jiangshan Experimental Primary School, which is part of Zhejiang University's Global TEFL network. The program sends native English speakers to their network schools to teach English for periods of 2-4 weeks.[3] Aside from these teachers, Jiangshan sees few Westerners because of its relative geographical obscurity. Jiangshan High School is also in Jiangshan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zhejiang." (Archive) China Daily.
  2. ^ a b "Asiana crash deaths ID'd as 2 Chinese teens." (Contributing: Sunny Yang; The Associated Press). USA Today. July 7, 2013. Retrieved on July 7, 2013. "Teacher Ye Lianjun told Chinese television that there were 34 people traveling in the Jiangshan Middle School group — five teachers and 29 students."
  3. ^ About « An American in Jiangshan

Coordinates: 28°44′10″N 118°37′30″E / 28.73611°N 118.62500°E / 28.73611; 118.62500