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Yamen

Definition of the noun Yamen

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noun - plural: yamens

  1. A residence of an official of the Chinese Empire.

Place

Yamen: Yámén is a town lying in the south of Xinhui District of Jiangmen, Guangdong, People's Republic of China. It covers an area of 281 square kilometers and has a population of 40,000.

  • also known as 崖门镇

Miscellanea

Yamen: A yamen is any local bureaucrat's, or mandarin's, office and residence of the Chinese Empire. The term has been widely used in China for centuries, but appeared in English during the Qing dynasty.

  • also known as 衙門

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Google previewTramps in Dark Mongolia (1910)

by John Hedley

The former yamen is a fairly good specimen of official residences, but that of the county magistrate is mean and commonplace in the extreme. A speciality in its compound, however, is an old “huai shu" (locust-tree) which illustrates the Chinese ...

Google previewArchitecture and Ritual (2016)

How Buildings Shape Society by Peter Blundell Jones

The word Yamen means flag-gate, and its main gate, always on the south side, was all that most people would usually see. The main gate is always emphasized in graphic presentations, which tend to combine plan and elevation, and ...

Google previewAn Australian in China (1971)

by George Ernest Morrison

The yamen is a model of neatness. Painted on the outflanking wall there is the usual huge representation of the fabulous monster attempting to swallow the sun —the admonition against extortion—and probably the only magistrate in China ...

Google previewMythical Monsters (2017)

by Charles Gould

The yamen is a slightly glorified cottage; the temple is an improved yamen. Sculpture is equally neglected in this (æsthetically) benighted country. The human form is as dignified and sightly, to Chinese eyes at least, in China as in the West; but ...

Google previewProblems of the Far East (2015)

by George Nathaniel Curzon

The Viceregal Yamen is a building in the official quarters of which, at any rate, there is neither distinction nor beauty. Carried in green ...

Google previewHealing, Romance, and Revolution (2012)

Letters from an American Nurse in 1926 China by Dennis Buckmaster, Carolyn Buckmaster

{23} Yamen is a local bureaucrat or mandarin's office and residence. {24} Now known as Suzhou. {25} Cumsha (Cumshaw) a bribe, present or bonus; originally applied to that paid on ships which entered the port of Canton. S. Wells Williams.

Google previewDynastic China (2014)

An Elementary History by Tan Koon San

Zongli Yamen is a traditional abbreviation of the official name in Chinese, Zongli Geguo Shiwu Yamen (总理各国事务衙门, literally meaning “Office in charge ofAffairs ofAll Nations”. 149. A common derogatory attitude possessed by insular ...

Google previewMythical Monsters (Illustrated Edition) (2013)

by Charles Gould

The yamen is a slightly glorified cottage; the temple is an improved yamen. Sculpture is equally neglected in this (æsthetically) benighted country. The human form is as dignified and sightly, to Chinese eyes at least, in China as in the West; but ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) (2009)

by James Z. Gao

The Zongli Yamen was not a policymaking body but an institute of policy execution. The ultimate power in foreign policy and reform programs still rested in the hands of the Dowager Cixi and the Grand Council. Nonetheless, the Zongli Yamen ...

Google previewMehri Lexicon (2012)

by T. M. Johnstone

In fact as wCC yefatsen tefEgen yawadnen yamen nésawren tangalen l-angalen yangelayen tangelayen tangelayen l-andeléyen nangalen idiosyncratic yamen verbs ms.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of United States-China Relations (2005)

by Robert G. Sutter

TSUNLI YAMEN. This body, a subcommittee of the Qing dynasty's Grand Council, was established in 1861 to exchange official calls and correspondence with US and other foreign governments and the foreign legations that were established ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine (2013)

by W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter

But they didnot constitutea self- regulating body, and although they included a hierarchyofcourt physicians, aswellas provincial yamen and army ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Science and Technology in Modern China (2015)

by Lawrence R. Sullivan, Nancy Y. Liu

Also created was China's first foreign affairs office, the Zongli Yamen, which was charged with supervising the school. The facility also absorbed the first actual Westernlanguage school in China, established in 1708, and known as the ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott

_ SAGE, SEER, SOLON, SOLOMON without a country _ NOLAN manacle _ TIE , BIND, GYVE, IRON, FETTER, SHACKLE manage _ COPE manageable _ YARE , DOCILE Manchurian river _ AMUR, YALU mandarin home _ YAMEN mandate.

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Scrabble value of Y4A1M3E1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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