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Wuhan in 1930s

Wuhan (Chinese: 武汉) is the capital of Hubei province, People's Republic of China, and is the city with most people in Central China.[1] It is at the east of the Jianghan Plain, where the Yangtze and Han rivers meet. Joining three nearby cities, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, Wuhan is a center of transportation, with many railways, roads and expressways passing through. Because of its important role in transportation, Wuhan was sometimes called the "Chicago of China."[2][3] It is also recognized as the political, economic, financial, cultural, and educational center of central China.[1]

The city of Wuhan, first called so in 1927, has 10,020,000 people (as at 2011).[4] In the 1920s, Wuhan was the national capital of a Kuomintang (KMT) government led by Wang Jingwei when he was against Chiang Kai-shek,[5] and it was also the capital in 1937.[6][7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Focus on Wuhan, China". The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. http://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/eng/document.jsp?did=96289&cid=512&oid=32. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  2. Monday, June 13, 1938 (June 13, 1938). "Foreign News: On To Chicago". Time magazine. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,848985,00.html. Retrieved 11 20, 2011.
  3. Jacob, Mark (May 13, 2012). "Chicago is all over the place". Chicago Tribune. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-13/news/ct-talk-nato-chicago-0513-20120513_1_violent-crime-chicago-connection-south-america-s-chicago. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  4. "武汉市2011年国民经济和社会发展统计公报". http://www.tjcn.org/tjgb/201202/23628_4.html. Retrieved 03 24, 2012.
  5. Stephen R. MacKinnon (2002). Remaking the Chinese City: Modernity and National Identity, 1900-1950. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 161. ISBN 978-0824825188.
  6. "AN AMERICAN IN CHINA: 1936-39 A Memoir". http://www.willysthomas.net/HankowInfo.htm. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  7. Stephen R. MacKinnon. Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China. University of California Press. pp. 12. ISBN 978-0520254459.