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  Xiang River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Xiang River (also as Xiangjiang River, Chinese:湘江 or "湘水", pinyin: Xiāng Jiāng, Xiāng Shǔi; Wade-Giles: "hsiāng chiāng" or "hsiāng shuǐ"), in older transliterations as the Siang River or Hsiang River, is a river in southern China.
People say the Xiang and the Lijiang River share the same origination because of connecting the two rivers of the Lingqu Canal that it is located in Xing'an county, and 70 per centage of water in Lingqu flows in the Xiang and 30 percent flows in the Lijiang.
The Zheng River (蒸水) converges with the Xiang in Chengbei District (城北區), Hengyang
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 Shonan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This phrase refers to a beautiful area centered around the Xiao River (瀟江) and the Xiang River (湘江) south of the Yangtze River in Hunan.
In Japan, the scenery of the Shonan area was thought to be similar to the scenery around the Xiao and Xiang rivers in Hunan, China; hence the term "Shonan" (Chinese: "xiang1 nan2," another name for the Hunan region) came to be applied to the area around Enoshima in Japan.
Among others, the lake is fed by the Xiang and Xiao rivers (the Xiao is a tributary of the Xiang).
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 GET IT RIGHT! Success stories from around the world - NI 352 - How children saved the river
From that river local residents fetched water for drinking, cooking and laundry until the 1960s when a single-tap water pipe was installed to supply water to over 500 households for the next few years.
This is all in the past thanks to Chengdu’s municipal government which in 1992 resolved to revitalize the Funan River and to move all the 30,000 households living along the river to new living quarters.
In the 1950s water in the river had been so clear that fish could be seen from the bank; it was also a playing ground where people young and old could enjoy swimming and angling.
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 Lamka Shaolin Disciple's Union>>>>>F.A.Q's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She then explained to him that he disrespected her and himself by grabbling all the reeds without asking and that is the reason he sank to the bottom.
The woman then told Xiang Hua that he had been seeking a teacher, a great man to study under, and that man was Da Mo; she told him that he should follow Da Mo and learn from him.
Even after all this time, Xiang Hua still had a lot of fire in his heart, and by telling him that he would teach him when the snow was red, Da Mo was saying that he would never teach Xiang Hua.
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 Xiang Yu - Western Han Ruler and Emperor Biographies - English
Xiang Yu was born from a noble in the former state of Chu, which had ceased to exist when Qi Shi Huang, the first Emperor unified the country.
Xiang Yu was furious because Song Yi ignored the suffering of the soldiers.
Xiang Yu, homesick for Chu, made the tactical error of withdrawing from the territory west of Shaanxi.
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 Xiang on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The river is navigable to large vessels for most of its course; Changsha is the largest city and major port.
The densely populated Xiang valley is one of China's major industrial regions and yields manganese, lead, and zinc.
Tug of war.(pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian at the Smithsonian Zoo)
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 Millennial Fair – Xiang Yu (232 - 202 BC)
Edited by Tuyet Wu Xiang Yu was born into a noble family from the former state of Chu, which had ceased to exist when Qi Shi Huang, the first Emperor unified the country.
In 208 BC while Xiang Yu and Liu Bang were planning the capture of the Qin capital Xian Yang, an urgent message came from the city of Julu, a city under siege for nearly a month by the Qin troops.
Xiang Yu was furious due to Song Yi’s lack of concern for the troops and their conditions.
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 Hsiang River --  Encyclopædia Britannica
It is situated at the confluence of the Hsiang and Lien rivers, 22 miles (35 km) south of Ch'ang-sha.
Hsiang-fan lies in the middle basin of the Han River and is situated just west of the junction of the Han with its northern tributary, the Pei River.
It is a transportation centre located at the head of navigation of the Wei River, with access northeast to Tientsin, and at the southern end of a route from Hopeh province that runs west to ultimately connect with southern Shansi and Shensi provinces.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hunan is sometimes called "Xiang" for short, after the Xiang River which runs through the province.
Hunan Province is located on the south bank at mid-stream of the Yangtze River (Changjiang, 长江;), it is far 1000 km away from Shanghai, 1200 km away from Beijing, and 500 km away from Guangzhou.
The Xiangjiang, the Zijiang, the Yuanjiang and the Lishui Rivers converge on the Yangtze River at Lake Dongting (Dongting Hu, 洞庭湖) in the north of Hunan.
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 Anglis Qi
It is also a pun on Anglemover, literal translation of the Shogi name for the Bishop occupying a comparable place in the FIDE array to the Elephant (Xiang) and the Gold and Silver Generals (Kinsho, Ginsho) that give Xiang Qi and Shogi their names.
The Knight is unaffected by the River, except that limitations on the taller pieces enhance its usefulness.
It is promoted as soon as it crosses the River, but as everything else is less restricted than in XQ, promotion is to a full Wazir, able to move one square in ANY orthogonal direction.
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 Xiang River --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
The Smithsonian was authorized to transfer to the zoo the animals kept in cages at the rear of the Smithsonian Institution.
The longest river in Asia and also the fourth longest in the world, the Yangtze River (in Pinyin, Chang Jiang) flows for 3,400 miles (5,500 kilometers) from the Kunlun Mountains of Tibet in western China to the East China Sea just north of Shanghai.
The river flows generally north- and eastward, crossing 12 of China's provinces and autonomous regions.
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 Cannonless Xiang Qi variants
Xiang Qi (XQ) originally had armies of only 14 pieces, all but the Rooks rather weak.
The Cannon was a late introduction, influenced by the Chinese invention of gunpowder, and was certainly one way of strengthening the armies overall.
I name them all as Xiang Qi with some prefix, on the basis that they still retain the Fortress and River of Xiang Qi and the extras are unlikely to be added to the 16-piece game as they would add less to it than to the 14-piece one.
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 Top 50 sights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Where the river flows through a wider part, the mountain slopes on both banks are more spacious and less steep and there are human habitations as well as cultivated fields and groves of trees.
Twenty-five km down the river after the ship has cleared the Wu Gorge is the county town Zigui which is the native place of Qu Yuan (340-278 B.C),the ancient patriotic poet of the Kingdom of Chu during the Warring States Period in Chinese history.
At some treacherous spots, the waters of the river are so turbulent that it looks as though the river was boiling everywhere with giddy whirlpools and eddies.
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 AllRefer.com - Hunan, China (Chinese Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Largely hilly in the south and west, Hunan becomes an alluvial lowland in the Dongting basin in the northeast; the Xiang River, which traverses the province from north to south, and the lesser Yuan and Zi rivers drain into Dongting lake.
Although agriculture is still its main industry, Hunan has a variety of heavy and light industries, such as food processing, aluminum smelting, iron, steel, and textile mills, and the manufacture of machine tools, pyrotechnics, and traditional handcrafts.
The population of Hunan, concentrated mainly in the Xiang and lower Yuan valleys and along the Wuhan-Guangzhou RR, is overwhelmingly Chinese and speaks a variety of Mandarin.
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 Raiders of the Forbidden Valley
Xiang was being dragged along the ground by two fl-clad thugs.
Xiang opened his eyes again and saw that the figure was just a man after all.
Xiang rolled forward and picked up the metal pipe which had plunged into his knee a few moments before.
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 List of rivers in China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of rivers, which are at least partially located in China:
White Jade River - looses itself in the Taklamakan desert
Table of rivers in China with Chinese names and useful data
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_rivers_in_China   (116 words)

 Hunan Province
Rivers: Xiang, Yuan and Zi Rivers are the principal waterways.
Hengyang is downstream from Changsha on the Xiang River from (about 15 km to the south).
Zhuzhou is about 40 km south of Changsha by straight line, but the distance is greater by water due to bends in the Xiang River.
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 Chinese Opera Mask, Zhong Lichun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Zhong Lichun with a female blue broken-flower face in the opera "The Banquet on the Xiang River," adapted from "Tales of Heroes and Martyrs", a historical novel.
Zhongli Chun was the wife of King Xuan of Qi of the Spring and Autumn period.
In the opera she accompanies her husband to a banquet given by the King of Wei on the bank of the Xiang River.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Opera/opera-08-01.html   (89 words)

 Easy Tour China - Guilin travel guide, Yangshuo tour, Reed Flute Cave, Li River, Guilin map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Li River is the connecting waterway between Guilin and Yangshuo, which originates on a mountain northeast of Guilin.
Its name is variously described as being derived from the fact that the peak descends into the river, blocking the waves, and from a historical hero called General Fubo in Han Dynasty.
The sharp point of the dyke is called HuaZui (Plough Share), which bifurcates the water from the upper reach of Xiang-jiang River into two parts, of which one part, 30% of the whole flow, goes to the Li River, and the remaining 70% to Xiang River.
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 China Window :: China Destination Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Situated in the middle reaches of the Yellow River, Shaanxi boasts tourists resources and is one of the birthplaces of Chinese culture.
The province is rich in streams, rivers and lakes.
Shandong Province is located in the lower reaches of the Yellow River in east China and its capital city is Jinan, which is famous as a "City of Springs".
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Jin Xiang is a renowned Chinese composer, conductor, and music critic whose works have been performed around the world.
Eight young women aged 13 to 23 were trapped between a group of soldiers and a river.
The Cold Water of Yi River, scored for fourteen musicians and originally performed in Lyon, France was presented in Beijing on October 18, 2004; and his exciting percussion trio, Chinese Calligraphy, which had been initially performed in New York, was presented in Beijing October 27, 2004.
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 History of Changsha - China History
Lying on the banks of the Xiang River (Xiang jiang), a tributary of China's "snaking dragon", the Yangtse (Chang jiang), and surrounded by the most fertile of the Hunan plains, the town was to flourish through river trade and the production of bountiful crops.
The Chairman still dominates the sights of this capital, a city (population around 6 million), that is now somewhat tidier and radically changed from its past.
Bisected unevenly by the slow-flowing Xiang River, with the center of the Changsha city, the railway station, bus station and most of the sights to the east, modern day Changsha is still worth spending a day or so in, if you are at all interested in the new communist era.
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 Guilin hotels accommodation - China hotel guide
From Guilin to Yangshuo, the river travels 83 kilometers with both shores decorated with "numerous green hills popped up out of the ground," a poetic and picturesque environment in which one cannot but feel relaxed and refreshed.
It became a town of strategic importance in south China when the first Emperor of the Qin Dynasty ordered digging a canal to link the Xiang River (which flows into the Yangtze River) and the Tan River (which flows into the Pearl River), thus connecting two of China's major waterways.
Over the last few thousand years, generations of literary writers and poets have chanted out numerous pieces of verse and prose in its praise, many of which have been passed down to the present day thanks to various carvings and inscriptions on precipices.
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 Hunan - China Tour - Travel to China
Hunan (zh-cp c=湖南 p=H?'n?n) is a province of Chinaprovince of People's Republic of ChinaChina, located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and south of Lake Dongting (hence the name Hunan, meaning "south of the lake").
The Xiang RiverXiangjiang, the Zijiang RiverZijiang, the Yuanjiang RiverYuanjiang and the Lishui RiverLishui Rivers converge on the Yangtze River at Lake Dongting (Dongting Hu, 洞庭湖) in the north of Hunan.
Xiang (linguistics)Xiang, a subdivision of Chinese spoken languagespoken Chinese, is spoken over most of Hunan, except the north.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Hunan   (1194 words)

 Chinese Opera and face painting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But when he learns why she is here, he takes pity on her and gives her some of the life-restoring herb, with which she returns and revives her husband.
In the operabshe accompanies her husband to a banquet given by the King of Wei on the bank of the Xiang River.
Xiang Yu with a fl cross and steel fork face, the leading character in The Prince Bids Farewell to His Favorite, adapted from an episode in Popular Romance of the Western Han.
www.chinesemusic.co.uk /english/opera.htm   (901 words)

 Guilin Attractions-China Highlights Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Half of the graceful lone peak of the hill is in the river and the other half is on land.
It is a hub to connect Xiang River of the Yangtze River water system with Li River of the Pearl River water system.
In the over past 2000 years, the dyke was a very essential north-south pass which had been charged with heavy transportation from China hinterland to southern border area and it has played an important role in the national unification, economical exchange and cultural communication.
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 Changsha Bridge Over Xiang River. Working Coolies With Loaded Handcarts.
Water of Xiang River at Changsha appeared silt free.
From the steps of the Xiang River Bridge at Changsha there was a good view of the road below where coolies with their handcarts were transporting loads of cartons to the market stalls and warehouses.
The most noticeable thing about the Xiang River at Changsha, was the fact that the waters appeared to be free of silt; almost crystal clear when compared to the Yangtze or the Mekong rivers.
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 A Changsha Chronicle
Most people could understand why the students at the other major university on the eastern bank of the Xiang River, the National Defence Technology University, were reluctant to become involved - the punishment for political activity would be much more severe than what would most likely be meted out to 'civilian' student protestors.
While the students across the river had organized demonstrations for 22 April, 26 April and 4 May, HMU was conspicuously absent from the ranks of protestors.
After the HMU contingent of hunger-strikers was persuaded by concerned parents and school leaders to leave the encampment in front of the provincial government headquarters, HMU students were forbidden to enter the 'inner circle' of the protest movement again.
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