Zhao'an County

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Zhao'an County

Zhao'an is located in Fujian
Location of the seat in Fujian
Coordinates: 23°42′42″N 117°10′31″E / 23.7116°N 117.1752°E / 23.7116; 117.1752Coordinates: 23°42′42″N 117°10′31″E / 23.7116°N 117.1752°E / 23.7116; 117.1752
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityZhangzhou
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

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.


Qing dynasty to the Republic of China[edit]

In May 1907, county officials arrested, on suspicion of piracy, the local leaders of a movement called the "White Fan". They escaped, rallied their followers, 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 dispatched 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 the United States Navy gunboat Helena floated in Xiamen Bay.[1]


The population in Zhao'an are Minnan and Hakka.



Towns (镇, zhen)[edit]

Townships (乡, xiang)[edit]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times, June 2, 1907. https://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9C01E3DA163EE233A25751C0A9609C946697D6CF
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 6, 2009. Retrieved September 21, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)