Zhao'an County

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Zhao'an County
诏安县
County
Zhao'an is located in Fujian
Zhao'an
Zhao'an
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 23°52′N 117°05′E / 23.867°N 117.083°E / 23.867; 117.083Coordinates: 23°52′N 117°05′E / 23.867°N 117.083°E / 23.867; 117.083
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Zhangzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Zhao'an (simplified Chinese: 诏安; traditional Chinese: 詔安; pinyin: Zhào'ān; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chiàu-an-koān) is a county in the municipal region of Zhangzhou, southernmost Fujian province, People's Republic of China.

History[edit]

Qing & Republic[edit]

In May 1907, county officials arrested on suspicion of piracy the local leaders of a movement called the "White Fan". These escaped, rallied their followers and captured the top Mandarin and killed the sheriff. 30,000 strong, they menaced Chaozhou. The anti-dynastic rebels had been gaining in popular support in the MinNan-speaking south of Fujian since 1906; local government soldiers would not fight them.

Qing troops were despatched from Fuzhou and Guangzhou, capitals of the two affected provinces. Engaging the rebels at the end of the month, they killed 600. Some of the citizens of Zhangzhou fu felt themselves to be in danger, and came down to Xiamen, where alongside other vessels of the global order, the United States Navy gunboat Helena floated in Xiamen Bay.

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Population[edit]

The population in Zhao'an are Minnan and Hakka.

People's Republic[edit]

Administration[edit]

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Towns (镇, zhen)[edit]

Townships (乡, xiang)[edit]

Notes and references[edit]