American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A province of south-central China. The region was overrun by Mongols in 1253 and became part of China in the 17th century. Kunming is the capital. Population: 42,300,000.
- n. A province in southwest China, bordering Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
- n. a province of southern China
“However, the exact date of this occurrence remains unknown, since the first Chinese text recording cowry money in Yunnan is Xin Tang Shu.”
“One of the most frequented spots in Yunnan is the town of Lijiang.”
“Nonetheless, while I retain the word Yunnan, one must bear in mind that Yunnan is a Chinese construct that exemplifies Chinese Orientalism.”
“The following section focuses on one distinctive issue in Yunnan, that is, the copper mining industry that served as a major artery in the Qing monetary system.”
“Civil administration was left to the second pillar of the tripod system in Yunnan, that is, the provincial government.”
“Obviously, a national approach to a frontier area such as Yunnan is too simplified.”
“A villager in Yunnan, China was sentenced to 12 years in jail and fined $70k for killing and eating what may have been the last wild Indochinese tiger in China.”
“The test is occurring in Yunnan province, the hilly and subtropical area just north of Burma, Laos, and Vietnam, and it has brought together an improbable combination of American and Chinese personalities, institutions, and historical connections.”
“The patient was a farmer from a remote village in Yunnan province in China, who had been attacked by a bear 18 months earlier, leaving a huge section of tissue missing from the right side of his face.”
“Mingqing Shidai Yunnan de Yinke yu Yinchan'e" (Silver taxation and silver output in Yunnan during the Ming-Qing period).”
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