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  • n. Plural form of Shan.

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Examples

  • The Ming's military campaigns and trades immediately spread the knowledge of firearms into "the Maw Shans, Lan Na, and Dai Viet from the end of the fourteenth century, over 120 years before the arrival of European firearms in 1511."

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

  • I have watched this process going on with Lo-Los, Shans, Las ... and no doubt it has taken place with nearly every tribes of Western China ...

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

  • In 1997, after that trip inside Burma, he started the Free Burma Rangers, a relief group that has launched more than 300 humanitarian missions and has 43 small medical teams among the Karens, Karennis, Shans, Chins, Kachins, and Arakanese — across the parts of highland Burma that embrace on three sides the central Irrawaddy River valley, home to the majority Burmans.

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

  • The warning that comes from senior Chinese intelligence officers to the Karens, the Shans, and other ethnics is to ‘come to us for help — not the Americans — since we are next door and will never leave the area.’

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

  • Given the energy stakes, he sees the struggles of the Karens, Shans, Arakanese, and other minorities as constituting the “theater of activity” for his lifetime, something that the Turner firings had denied him.

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

  • In any Burmese democracy, the Shans would control a sizeable portion of the seats in parliament.

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

  • Although the junta has trapped the Karens, Shans, and other ethnics into small redoubts, its corrupt and desertion-plagued military lacks the strength for the final kill.

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

  • Even among themselves, the Shans, as my friend told me, have been historically subdivided into states led by minor kings.

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

  • Allying with the Shans, he said, would give the United States a mechanism to curtail the flow of drugs in the area, and to create a balancing force against China right on its own border.

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

  • Whether through a peaceful, well-managed transition or through a tumultuous or even anarchic one, the Karens and Shans in the east and the Chins and Arakanese in the west will likely see their power increased in a post-junta Burma.

    Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

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