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  SHAN STATES - LoveToKnow Article on SHAN STATES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Physical FeaturesThe shape of the Shan States is roughly that of a triangle, with its base on the plains of Burma and its apex on the Mekong river.
The country of the E. Shans lies between the Rangoon-Mandalay railway and the Mekong, and is bounded roughly on the N. and S. by the 22nd and 20th parallels of latitude.
The N.W. Shan region is the area extending from Bhamo to Assam between the 23rd and 28th parallels of latitude.
36.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SH/SHAN_STATES.htm   (1077 words)

 Liu Shan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liu Shan (207 – 271) was the second and last emperor of the Kingdom of Shu during the Three Kingdoms era in ancient China.
As he ascended the throne at the young age of sixteen, Liu Shan was entrusted to the care of a group of veteran ministers, including the Chancellor Zhuge Liang and Imperial Secretary Li Yan.
Liu Shan himself was not harmed in the disturbance, although his crown prince Liu Xuan (劉璿) was killed in the confusion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liu_Shan   (3279 words)

 AllRefer.com - Shan State, Burma (Myanmar Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Running through Shan is part of the Golden Triangle, an area in which much of the world's opium and heroin are illegally produced.
Under British rule, the Shan States were ruled by their hereditary chiefs (sawbwas) as feudatories of the British crown.
Shan State's autonomy was further eroded by increased federalization of the Burmese government in the 1970s.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/ShanStat.html   (456 words)

 Shan - Ethnos - Books about the Shan People
The Shan language is part of the Tai languages group of the Tai-Kadai language family, and is related to Thai and Lao.
The Shan dwell mostly on the plains of the Shan Plateau, which is drained by the Salween River.
The Shan are traditionally wet-rice cultivators, shopkeepers, and artisans.
www.almudo.com /ethnos/Shan.htm   (245 words)

 Shan    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Shan belongs to the Tai languages and is the main language spoken in the Shan States, although English and Burmese are widely used and understood as well.
The Shan States are also rich in mineral resources and have an abundant supply of timber, thus exhibiting the potential for a self-sufficient economy in the Shan States.
At the end of the 16th century, the Shan were defeated by the Burmese and 50 years later by the Chinese, thus bringing an end to the Shan monarchy.
www.unpo.org /member.php?arg=47   (1564 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Burmese Shan are a large group of civilized people who migrated south from China in the twelfth century and established three small states in Myanmar (Burma).
Shan farmers grow one other crop—it is estimated that as much as fifty percent of the world's illegal opium is produced in the Shan State.
the Shan of Southeast Asia; the Khamti Shan of Myanmar; the Yunnanese Shan of China.
www.ksafe.com /profiles/p_code1/1901.html   (807 words)

 SHAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Shan : I started in '85 and just the culture of Hip Hop inspired me - seein the block parties....I used to sneak to the jams to see Flash ; I was too young to really go.
Shan : Yeah I was on tour with L.L., and he played a tape for me - it was " Rock The Bells ", but I didn't pay attention that it was my beat.
Shan : See I wrote a lot of Steady Bs stuff in the beggining and when they got too big for their britches its like we got somebody that sounds like Shan.
www.jayquan.com /shan.htm   (2418 words)

 Tyan Shan - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Tyan Shan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A train crossing a glacier in the Tien Shan mountains on the far western border of China.
The Tien Shan range extends for over 2,400 km/1,500 mi northeast from the Pamirs to the western fringe of the Gobi desert.
In this area are found the main peaks of the Tien Shan, as well as the largest glaciers, and it is crossed by passes at 3,000–4,000 m (ca.10,000–13,000 ft).
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Tyan+Shan   (297 words)

 Barnstone Han Shan
These are the complete poems attributed to Han Shan, though as is often the case with ancient manuscripts, some doubt remains as to whether or not all of the poems are by the same author.
Han Shan might have been one of those who left the life of government administration, which had in this time become a somewhat dangerous occupation, and went to live as a monk in the mountains, wearing a birch-bark hat, wooden shoes, and clothes all in tatters.
In fact his name, Han Shan, is taken from the mountains where he lived, and it means “Cold Mountain.” To retire as Han Shan did into Daoist or Chan (Zen) retreat into nature is a traditional path for Chinese scholar-officials, and particularly for politicians in disgrace.
www.cipherjournal.com /html/barnstone_han_shan.html   (2027 words)

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Report on the Shan State Conference 21-22 January 1995 New York, USA The Shan State Association The Shan State Association (USA) was founded on 4 July 1994.
In the SHAN STATE, it is impossible to separate the issu e of human rights from the issue of politics.
SHAN STATE AND BURMA The Shan Revolution of 1958 was started by the Shan and Lahu working together.
www.ibiblio.org /freeburma/ethnic/shan.txt   (970 words)

 Te Shan
Te Shan Hsuan Ch'ien was initially a lecturing monk and great scholar of the Diamond Cutter Sutra, known throughout Zen lore from Case 4 of the Blue Cliff Record and the 13th and 28th koans of Wumen's Mumonkan.
When Te Shan left northern China on foot heading south determined to destroy what he had heard as the teaching of a special transmission outside of doctrine he was a dedicated Buddhist scholar thoroughly attached to formal learning.
But Te Shan was no longer there to contend or do battle with the teaching of a special transmission outside of doctrine.' Within days all was behind him as Te Shan experienced Awakening under the auspices of Long T'an and the now famous 'blowing out the candle' sequence.
www.angelfire.com /electronic/awakening101/TeShan.html   (1902 words)

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Yes, you are right, “shan” is translated as “hill” or “mountain” and “shui” is translated as “water” or “river”.
Shan shui painting is a kind of painting which goes against the common definition of what a painting is. Shan shui painting refutes color, light and shadow and personal brush work.
Shan shui painting is not an open window for the viewer's eye, it is an object for the viewer's mind.
www.momao.com /sstalk.html   (379 words)

 Learn Shan - Shan Books, Courses, and Software
Shan is a language of Burma (Myanmar), and is spoken by nearly three million people.
This reader is intended for students who have learned the basic elements of the Shan language and want to improve their proficiency and gain experience in reading natural language.
Headwords are in the modern Shan alphabet which is explained in the introduction and compared with the former writing system.
www.multilingualbooks.com /shan.html   (308 words)

 Star Wars: Databank | Shan, Bastila
Like most Jedi of the ancient order, Bastila Shan was found to be Force-sensitive at a young age, and spirited away from her family to be raised within the order.
Despite the stern discipline of a Jedi upbringing, Bastila grew to be a brash, impulsive young woman.
Shan was gifted in art of Jedi Battle Meditation, a rare ability usually only accessible to the most skilled and wizened Jedi Masters.
www.starwars.com /databank/character/bastilashan   (454 words)

 Liu Shan (Gongsi) - Comprehensive Romance of the Three Kingdoms Biography
Liu Shan was the second son of Liu Bei, and the only son born from Lady Gan (2).
Liu Shan and his family were sent to Luo Yang by Sima Zhao, and was titled Lord of Anle.
During his rule, Liu Shan was known as a drunkard and spent much time with his concubines and listened to the caustic tongues of the eunuchs.
www.kongming.net /novel/kma/liushan.php   (822 words)

 Giant Pandas - National Zoo| FONZ
Tai Shan used his thickly clad, evergreen larch for shelter from the recent rain.
At one point he was opposite Tai Shan, who was resting in his larch tree on the other side of the fence.
Tai Shan seems to be eating bamboo on a regular basis, although we cannot tell how much.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/GiantPandas   (1420 words)

 Wutai Shan on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wutai Shan Landscape on the road from Datong.Keywords:far east asia asia china continent continent chinese geographical asia geographical asia geographical china.
View of Wutai Shan, one of the 4 Buddhist sacred pilgrimage places.Keywords:far east asia asia china continent continent chinese geographical asia geographical asia geographical china.
Potatoe harvest near one of the monasteries (in the backround) of Wutai Shan.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/W/WutaiS1ha.asp   (667 words)

 Tai Shan : Introduction | Frommers.com
Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987, Tài Shan (Great Mountain) is the most famous of the five daoist sacred mountains in China, located midway between Beijing and Shànghai.
From the summit, Confucius declared that "the world is small," while Máo Zédong proclaimed that the "East is Red." Today, tourists and pilgrims, young and old, continue to make the journey, accompanied practically each step of the way by vendors peddling everything from snacks to souvenirs.
Neither the highest nor the most impressive mountain in China, Tài Shan attracts visitors because of its cultural and historical significance, much of which, along with the colorful legends surrounding the different sights along the way, is lost on Westerners.
www.frommers.com /destinations/taishan/3373010001.html   (276 words)

 Giant Panda Cub Tai Shan 泰山   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Friends of the National Zoo said attendance last month, when Tai Shan, the zoo's new baby panda was first put on public display, has almost doubled from the number of December visits in 2003 and 2004.
According to the National Zoo, Mei Xiang does not share food, so Tai Shan will need to be offered items like leaf-eater biscuits and produce when he is alone.
Because 99 percent of the panda diet is made up of bamboo, Young's dish features slightly sweet bamboo shoots, but it also has carrots and celery because their texture is similar to that of the bamboo shoots.
pandafans.org /taishan   (694 words)

 Shan --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Shan Tai Southeast Asian people who live primarily in eastern and northwestern Myanmar (Burma) and also in Yunnan province, China.
The Shan are the largest minority group in Myanmar, making up nearly one-tenth of the nation's total population.
Their language, commonly known as Shan, belongs to the Tai linguistic group,...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9067114   (651 words)

 Shan Orphan Support - SOS 1000 Orphans Need Your Help
Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by war and brutal ethnic-cleansing in Shan State, Burma.
As a result of war and disease more than 1000 orphans live in IDP refugee camps along the Shan/Thai border and in villages and monasteries scattered across the countryside.
We work to address the needs of orphans in IDP refugee camps and to help develop the education system inside Free Shan State.
www.shan-orphans.org   (167 words)

 TUNG SHAN: H.H. Patriarch Dong Shan Liang Chieh
Dong Shan still had some doubt; later, as he was crossing a river, he saw his reflection and was greatly Awakened to the inner meaning of what had happened before.
He also found Ts'ao Shan Pen-Chi (840-901), who was deeply Enlightened into the real essence, and wonderfully extolled the felicitous way, the harmony of the ways of lord and vassal, biased and true interdepending.
Dong Shan had twenty-six successors; among them, Yun Chu Tao Ying (835-902) was one of the greatest masters of the time, who led a community of fifteen hundred people and produced twenty-eight Enlightened disciples (source).
sped2work.tripod.com /dongshan.html   (655 words)

 Burma: Army and Proxies Attack Shan Civilians (Human Rights Watch, 27-5-2005)
Shan civilians live under constant threat of having shells rain down on their heads or being burned out of their villages.
On a daily basis, 200-500 Shan villagers have been fleeing to Thailand via the Fang and Chiang Dao districts in Chiang Mai province, either sneaking across the border or allowed in by local Thai army commanders for humanitarian reasons.
In this way, Wa special administration areas in Shan State have been created and give both the Burmese army and the UWSA incentives to forcibly relocate the population of entire villages.
www.hrw.org /english/docs/2005/05/27/burma11034.htm   (711 words)

 Animal Planet :: Meet the Pandas :: Meet Tai Shan
Mei Xiang and Tian Tian's cub, Tai Shan, was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 9, 2005, at 3:41 a.m.
Staff continued to examine Tai Shan periodically over the next several months as he developed strong teeth, a thick coat, a big round belly and the motor skills he would need to survive.
On Monday, Oct. 17, Tai Shan turned 100 days old and — in accordance with Chinese tradition — received his name, which means "peaceful mountain." A total of 202,000 people voted in the naming contest, with "Tai Shan" earning 44 percent of the vote.
animal.discovery.com /convergence/pandas/meetthecub/meetthecub.html   (423 words)

 Tien Shan Pai Kuoshu (Kung Fu)
Tien Shan Pai is a northern style which originated in the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China.
Tien Shan Pai self-defense is characterized by attacks from the side coupled with multiple blocks, so that if one block fails, the second can cover.
Footwork is considered essential to countering attacks; Tien Shan Pai focuses on low, steady steps to the side, along with swift "hidden" steps to trick the opponent.
www.tienshanpai.org /tienshanpai/style/index.shtml   (233 words)

 Time for Kids | News | Tai Shan Goes Public
Since his birth on July 9, Tai Shan has lived in a private section of the zoo to give him time to develop and bond with his mother.
That’s because it is impossible to predict exactly when Tai Shan will be visible in the exhibit area or hidden in his den and out of sight.
As part of the deal, Tai Shan will go to China after his second birthday to help breed more pandas there.
www.timeforkids.com /TFK/news/story/0,6260,1139716,00.html   (491 words)

 Tian Shan
The E Tian Shan are relatively low parallel ranges that divide the Dzungaria and Tarim basins; the W Tian Shan separate into numerous complex branches.
Issyk-Kol, W Tian Shan, is one of the world's largest mountain lakes.
Coal, iron, lead, and zinc are mined in the region; grains are the predominant crop in the valleys.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0848674.html   (281 words)

 Animal Planet :: Panda Live Video Cam
You are watching live images of Mei Xiang, a giant panda, and her cub, Tai Shan, at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The cub was born at 3:41 a.m.
Tai Shan received his name, which means "peaceful mountain," on Monday, Oct. 17.
Tai Shan, (pronounced tie-SHON) which means "peaceful mountain," is their first cub.
animal.discovery.com /cams/pandavidr.html   (372 words)

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