A lot of people ask me what does Kwangchow mean? Well in the case of my book by that name it is the name of the ship our hero Freddy sailed on.

In the old Chinese romanized spelling Kwangchow referred to the City of Canton. Kwangtung was the way the Province of Canton (as opposed to the city) was spelled. In the current Pinyin spelling Kwangchow is spelled Guangzhou.

Romanizing a language like Chinese is always fraught with error but as pointed out in the book the actual Chinese characters have never changed but only the way they are written for Gweilo's (read the book and you'll understand).

I have attached a picture of the motor vessel Kwangtung in the gallery section. This was the ship I actually sailed on.

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