from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Shaanxi.


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  • His friends, however, rallied to his defence and the investigation was quashed, but he was deprived of the censorship and sent to a minor position in Shensi.

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

  • The most desirable specimens came from Chao, a place in Shensi.

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

  • The neighboring province of Shensi, which is separated from the other by the river Hoangho, was at the time held by a semi-independent Mongol governor named Lissechi, who believed that he could hold his ground against the Mings.


  • The troops of the National Government have been meeting all the major frontal attacks launched by the Japanese army since 1937, and with only a mere trickle of supplies coming in from outside there's really not much hoarding to speak of, The army in southern Shensi, which is so irritating to the Communists, has been there facing Japanese troops across the Yellow River since 1938, Withdrawal of this army would open the route over which every conquering army has marched into Chungking and Chengtu since the dawn of Chinese history.

    China's Position in this Struggle

  • Shantung province on the eastern coast to the [gap word illegible] interior provinces of Sz Chen and Shensi and be also intelligible.

    Letter from Young John Allen to Dr Lehon,1868?

  • After Sian—and the resulting absorption of Chinese Communist soldiers into the Nationalist army under Chiang—the Shensi Red Army of 20,000 soldiers had joined the Eighth Route Army of the Nationalist forces.

    The Last Empress

  • The Communists reacted to this statement with renewed offensives in Manchuria, Jehol, and Shensi.

    The Last Empress

  • Yang Hu-chen: Warlord of Shensi province and partner of the Young Marshal at Xian.

    The Last Empress

  • Nevertheless, its representatives offered him three provinces—Honan, Shensi, and Kansu.

    The Last Empress

  • In October of 1934, Donald joined the Chiangs and the Young Marshal on what began as a three-day trip to open a new military academy in the province of Honan but was expanded on the spur of the moment to include a visit to Sian, farther west in the province of Shensi.

    The Last Empress


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