Jiangyin (simplified Chinese: 江阴; traditional Chinese: 江陰; pinyin: Jiāngyīn; Wade–Giles: Chiangyin, Jiangyin dialect: [kɐ̞ŋ.jɪŋ]) is a county-level city on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, and is administered by Wuxi, Jiangsu province. Jiangyin is one of the most important transport hubs on the Yangtze River, it is also one of the most developed counties in China.



望江楼眺望江阴市区 2017冬
Jiangyin is located in Jiangsu
Location within Jiangsu
Coordinates: 31°50′20″N 120°17′42″E / 31.839°N 120.295°ECoordinates: 31°50′20″N 120°17′42″E / 31.839°N 120.295°E
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityWuxi
 • Party SecretaryChen Jinhu (陈金虎)
 • MayorCai Yeming (蔡叶明)
 (2010 census)
 • County-level city1,595,138
 • Urban
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard Time)
Postal code
Area code(s)0510
License plates prefix苏B


Jiangyin's name means "River Shade", from its location on the south or shady side of the Yangtze River.


City of jiangyin in 1840
The walled city of Jiangyin in 1840

Jiangyin was a township of Yanling (延陵; later known as Piling, 毗陵) county initially. Since the township was located in the north of Ji Lake, it was given the name "Jiyang" (暨陽). In 281, it was promoted as a county of Piling commandery. In 558, the north-west part was taken away from then Lanling county (Wujin and its around areas) to create Jiangyin county. It was served as the seat of Jiangyin commandery, of which jurisdiction equating to the modern city's, until the commandery was dissolved in 589. It was elevated to jun (military prefecture) status during Southern Tang, until being restored as a county of Changzhou in 1071. It developed as an important port for overseas trades, and a Maritime Trade Supervisorate (市舶提擧司) was established to manage in 1145. The county became a zhou (smaller prefecture) during Yuan dynasty, but was reduced to county status again in 1367.[1]

In 1472, the sandbank in the Yangtze River was independent from the county to establish Jingjiang county.[2] In 1645, the draconian enforcement of the decree adopting the Manchu hair style and dress inflamed the local Han Chinese people's spirit to resist. Since the ultimatum "either lose your hair or lose your head" was given, they held the walled city against Qing sieges under a magistrate Yan Yingyuan (閻應元) 's leadership. The resistance lasted 81 days. After the city was captured, the Qing army massacred the citizens to vent their anger: there were about 67,000 deaths in the city, and also about 75,000 deaths outside the city.[3]

On 23 April 1987, Jiangyin was approved by the State Council of China to become a county-level city.[4]



Jiangyin Train Ferry Line is the only one remains across the Yangtze River, it is a part of the Xinyi–Changxing Railway.[5]

A new high-speed railway line has been proposed[6] that would link Jiangyin directly to both Shanghai and Nanjing.

Notable people

  • Xu Xiake (1587–1641) - noted traveller and geographer
  • Liu Bannong (1891–1934) - writer
  • Liu Tianhua (1895–1932) - musician and composer
  • Miao Quansun (缪荃孙) (1844–1919) - Academic, catalog writer, bibliophile, founder of modern Chinese librarianship
  • Shangguan Yunzhu - movie star
  • Yu Minhong - Chairman and President of New Oriental Education & Technology Group

See also


  1. ^ 中国历史大辞典·历史地理卷 [The Great Encyclopaedia of Chinese History, Volume on Historical Geography] (in Chinese). Shanghai Cishu Press. 1996. pp. 350–1. ISBN 7-5326-0299-0.
  2. ^ Cheng (1992), p. 14.
  3. ^ Cheng (1992), p. 15.
  4. ^ Cheng (1992), p. 1383.
  5. ^ "新长车务段多管齐下确保轮渡运输安全". www.peoplerail.com. Retrieved 2017-06-18.
  6. ^ "New high-speed line to join Shanghai, Nanjing". www.chinadaily.com.cn. 2017-06-17. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  7. ^ Cheng (1992), p. 135.
  8. ^ "气候概况".


  • Cheng, Yizheng (1992). Jiangyin Municipal Chorography. Shanghai People's Publishing House. ISBN 7-208-01458-2.

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Jiangyin dialect

Jiangyin dialect (江阴话) is a Northern Wu Chinese dialect spoken in the city of Jiangyin in Jiangsu province. Jiangyin dialect is a member of the Wu Chinese Taihu Wu family of dialects, which means the inhabitants speak a dialect similar to that of nearby Wuxi, Changzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai. Jiangyin dialect itself is of the Piling variety, related to the Changzhou dialect. Jiangyin dialect has the highest degree of mutual intelligibility with the dialects of the closest neighboring cities of Changzhou and Wuxi but also has a fairly large degree of mutual intelligibility with the dialects of nearby Suzhou and Shanghai. As one travels south towards Wuxi away from the urban center of Jiangyin, Jiangyin dialect gradually becomes more and more closer sounding to the Wuxi dialect.

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Climate data for Jiangyin (normal temperatures: 1957−1987, extremes and precipitations: 1957−2014)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.8
Average high °C (°F) 6.1
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.0
Average low °C (°F) −0.2
Record low °C (°F) −14.2
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 140.2 128.8 151.5 168.8 186.2 163.0 210.7 220.4 171.5 180.1 153.5 154.3 2,029
Source: Jiangyin Municipal Chorography & Annual of Jiangyin, 2016 [7][8]
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