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n. 1 A type of raised bed similar to a cot, from India or Pakistan. 2 (context India Bangladesh Pakistan English) A skipper of a boat.


Manji may refer to:

  • Sikh Manji, 360 soldier-saint missionary seats
  • The Japanese name of the 卍 character (from Chinese: wàn zì)
  • Manji (era), a Japanese era name
  • A type of sai (weapon), a traditional Okinawan weapon
Manji (era)

was a after Meireki and before Kanbun. This period spanned the years from July 1658 through April 1661. The reigning emperor was .

Manji (film)

is the title of several Japanese films based on the Japanese novel Quicksand written by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki in 1928.

The theme is homosexuality between women. It was filmed in 1964, 1983, 1998 and 2006 in Japan.

Usage examples of "manji".

To the former he sends Cathaians, and such men of the province of Manji as appear to have a military turn.

But the soldiers drawn from the province of Manji he does not employ in the duty of their native cities.

It is a custom in the province of Manji, with the indigent class of the people, who are unable to support their families, to sell their children to the rich, in order that they may be fed and brought up in a better manner than their own poverty would admit.

Generally, however, these nine parts into which Manji, or Southern China, was divided, may be considered as the provinces of Kiang-nan, Kiang-si, Che kiang, Fo-kien, Kuan-tong, Kuang-si, Koei cheu, Hu-kuang, and Ho-nan.

Having stated the manner in which the conquest of Manji was effected, we shall now speak of the different cities of that province, and first of Koi-gan-zu.

Our author, therefore, instead of saying that the whole of Manji had been conquered during the continuance of the siege, should have confined his assertion to a considerable part.

It should be observed that throughout the province of Manji one general language prevails, and one uniform manner of writing, yet in the different parts of the country there is a diversity of dialect, similar to what is found between the Genoese, the Milanese, the Florentine, and the dialects of other Italian states, whose inhabitants, although they have each their peculiar speech, can make themselves reciprocally understood.

Contenting himself with exacting from the emperor of the Song, who ruled over Manji, or southern China, the payment of an annual tribute, he retreated to the northward, and in 1260 was proclaimed grand khan, at Shang-tu, which from that time became his summer residence.

The western boundary of Manji, as has been observed, is not well known, but it is evident from the military operations of 1236 and 1238, that the Song, who then ruled it, were masters of this city of Ching-tu.

Leaving these parts we shall therefore proceed to speak, in the first instance, of the manner in which the province of Manji was acquired, and then of its cities, the magnificence and riches of which shall be set forth in the subsequent part of our discourse.

They are common, however, to all the idolatrous inhabitants of the whole provinces of Cathay and Manji, amongst whom a physician is a rare character.

Kublaï proceeded, in 1268, to subdue the kingdom of Manji, or Southern China, at that time ruled by the dynasty of Song, whose capital, named Hong-cheu, was taken in 1276, and the whole was annexed to his empire in 1280.