from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An autonomous region of China in the southwest part of the country north and west of the Himalaya Mountains. Controlled by China since 1720, it became an autonomous province in 1951 and was formally proclaimed an autonomous region in 1965. Xizang is a center of Buddhism, but many Buddhists have fled since the 1950s to escape religious persecution. Lhasa is the capital. Population: 2,610,000.
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- proper n. The abbreviation for Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.
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- n. an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
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If successful, the IPO would be the world's biggest so far this year, according to Dealogic, surpassing the $127 million offering by Chinese health-care company Xizang Haisco Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd. in Shenzhen.
XAYKAOTHAO: Eighty-year-old Thai Helli (ph) was born in Xizang, South Korea, then joined U.S. forces as an intelligence officer during the war.
Xizang Tonglan (A comprehensive view of Tibet) (Taibei: Huawenshuju, 1969); for the early medieval ages, see Beckwith 1987 and Zhang Yun, Silu Wenhua: Tubo Juan (The Silk Road cultures: Tibet) (Hangzhou: Zhejiang Renmin Chubanshe, 1995); for the route between Chang'an, Tibet, and Nepal, see Lu Yaoguang 1989. back
Yamagata, Hatsuo, ed. Xizang Tonglan (A comprehensive view of Tibet).
This ecoregion covers the western part of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, an intermontane basin surrounded by the Kunlun and Gandise mountains.
Some of these species occur at very high altitudes; for example, the Xizang alpine toad (Scutiger boulengeri) is found to elevations of more than 5,000 meters above sea level.
Temperatures range from frost-free throughout the year in parts of Yunnan and short, frost-free periods at the northern boundary of the region, to permanent glaciers on the high mountain peaks of Sichuan, Yunnan, and Xizang.
The $4 billion Qinghai-Xizang railway -- a remarkable system that transports passengers to an altitude 16,000 feet so high that ballpoint pens can explode en route from the air-pressure change -- traverses 1,200 miles of rugged terrain to connect the rest of China to the remote Tibetan plateau.
The $4 billion Qinghai-Xizang railway -- a remarkable system that transports passengers to an altitude (16,000 feet) so high that ballpoint pens can explode en route from the air-pressure change -- traverses 1,200 miles of rugged terrain to connect the rest of China to the remote Tibetan plateau.
Update, Apr 15, 2007: This post originally included a picture from the final slide of a presentation by Shao et al here entitled “A Dendroclimatic Study of Qilian Juniper in the northeast Qinghai-Xizang Tibet Plateau”, which shows a photograph of a tree in a desert.