Huaqiao University

Quanzhou City, China - Huaqiao University Located City


1.Brief Introduction

Quanzhou is a coastal city in southern Fujian province and faces the Taiwan Strait. During the Song Dynasty and Yuan Dynasty, Quanzhou was one of the world's largest seaports, hosting a large community of foreign-born inhabitants from across the Eurasian world. Due to its reputation and prominence during those eras, Quanzhou is known as the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road. It was a cultural melting pot at the time due to its culture of international trade.  Quanzhou has been the largest source of overseas Chinese living across South East Asia and Taiwan for approximately two centuries. About six million people with ancestral linkages to Quanzhou live abroad. Most live in Southeast Asian countries like Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), or Thailand. About 10% of Quanzhou emigrants live in Hong Kong. 


Quanzhou is the source of Minnan culture, and zhou qin began economic development. In the year of 260 (The Three Kingdoms period), dongan county was established and has a history of more than 1750 years. In 1121, Quanzhou had jurisdiction over Jinjiang, Nan 'an, Tongan, Hui 'an, anxi, Yongchun and Dehua. The song dynasty Penghu was officially designated as Quanzhou, under the jurisdiction of Jinjiang county. In 1277, in Quanzhou, Yuanting set up a department of peace and comfort, and led the charge of nanyuan. In 1356, Fujian road was evacuated and Fujian province was established, which was the beginning of Fujian province. In January 1951, Jinjiang county chengguan and the outskirts of it was established as Quanzhou city. In May 1985, the Jinjiang area was abolished, and the former Quanzhou city was upgraded to the prefectural city, implements the municipal system.

3.Geographic Environment

Quanzhou is located in the southeast coast of Fujian province, and south is Taiwan strait. It is located in the middle part of the eastern Fujian mountain and the middle section of the hilly plain in the southeast of Fujian, with a total area of 11015 square kilometers. The sea area is 11360 square meters, the coastline is 541 kilometers and has 207 islands. Quanzhou is located in the low latitudes, east of the ocean; it is subtropical maritime monsoon climate, has favorable climatic conditions and rich climate resources.


Quanzhou has a Jinjiang International Airport and Quanzhou big harbor international airport (in construction). The airport is located in Jinjiang, Quanzhou city, 12 kilometers north from the center of Quanzhou city, connecting with the surrounding railway station, bus station and port. There are two railway stations with multiple sites in Quanzhou area, and Quanzhou urban rail transit and xiamen-zhangzhou-quancheng intercity rail transit are in the planning. Quanzhou port has a total length of 541 kilometers and is one of the three major ports in Fujian province. Quanzhou port has a total of 16 operating areas in four bay and five port areas.


Quanzhou is one of the 24 famous historical and culture cities published by the state council. It is the starting point of the ancient Oriental port and the maritime silk road. The world's first multi-cultural exhibition center is located in quanzhou, with 31 national cultural relics protection units and 96 provincial level. In the tang, song and yuan dynasties, quanzhou gradually developed into a major port in the world, where people generally believed in religion, statues, temples and churches of various religions. Quanzhou has so far preserved a large number of historical civilization, the main representatives have the Liyuan opera, Gaojia opera, marionette, puppet show, etc.

Population: 8.44 million

Temperature: average 18°C (64.4°F)