from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A mountain system of western China extending from the Karakoram Range eastward along the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Its highest point is 7,167 m (23,514 ft).

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  • noun a mountain range in western China that extends eastward from the Indian border for 1000 miles


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  • Chinese scientists, who returned from their 25th expedition to the South Pole on Friday morning, said building the 'Kunlun' research station on Dome A, the highest ice cap on the Antarctic at an altitude of 4093 meters, was a "most challenging mission".


  • Chinese jade was relatively accessible, as production from the mines of the Kunlun Mountains never stopped.

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  • "This setup is modeled after PetroChina Co. keeping its unit Kunlun Energy Co. listed because it's a potential vehicle for upstream asset injections," Mirae Asset Securities head of energy research Gordon Kwan said.

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  • Associated Press Miners work at a jade mine in the Kunlun mountains in Qinghai province.

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  • Hilton said he studied the essays of the French missionary Abbé Évariste-Régis Huc, whose version of the myth of Shambala located it somewhere north of the Kunlun mountain range between Altai and Tian Shan.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • The Kunlun Range is a guarantee that the railway will never get to Lhasa.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Two to three thousand local captives were moved to the Lishui River in northwest Yunnan to pan for gold. 79 Nanzhao also attacked the Khmer peoples of Zhenla. 80 In addition, Nanzhao invaded the Kunlun Kingdom and Nüwangguo (Queen Kingdom), but was defeated on both occasions. 81 Generally speaking, Nanzhao was then the most powerful kingdom in mainland Southeast Asia, and played an extremely active role in multistate interactions.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • Near Kunlun Pass was a monument marking the huge earthquake that struck the area in 2001.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Nanzhao Yeshi records that the Kunlun Kingdom in mainland Southeast Asia presented beauties to the Nanzhao court. 30 In addition, the Tibetan factor cannot be underestimated.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • Hilton never revealed the source of his inspiration, but the closest the author ever got to the Himalayan or Kunlun ranges was Pakistan.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump


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