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(self-designation, Juma, Jumei), a nationality in the People’s Republic of China, closely related to the Tibetans. The Ch’iang live primarily in Szechwan Province and number approximately 36,000 (1953). They speak a Tibeto-Burman language. The chief occupations of the Ch’iang are land cultivation and livestock raising; a subspecies of common barley (Hordeum sativum trifurcatum), wheat, millet, corn, and buckwheat are grown, and cattle, sheep, goats, and swine are raised. The Ch’iang also hunt and engage in handicrafts, such as weaving. They live in two-story stone houses. Male dress consists of a jacket, vest, and belted trousers; female dress consists of a jacket, skirt, apron, and, sometimes, a long robe. Feudal relations were predominant among the Ch’iang until the mid-20th century. The Ch’iang practiced Lamaism or worshiped mountains and natural forces.


Narody Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow-Leningrad, 1965.
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A hundred moonlit miles away the Chiang crept to sea; O keeper of my heart, I came by Chiang's ford to thee.
Chiang Nan's a hundred miles, yet in a moment's space I've flown away to Chiang Nan and touched a dreaming face.
Let's Just Ride" is a full day tour focusing exclusively on the natural attractions surrounding Chiang Mai.
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Enhancing the 2nd Thailand Domestic MICE Mart 2015 in Chiang Mai with a refreshed Meeting in Thailand Campaign
While a majority of Indian tourists flock to Southern Thailand and Bangkok for the beaches and shopping, take the road less travelled through Northern Thailands Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai regions.
Priced from PS1,299pp - saving up to PS300pp - it includes return international flights to Bangkok from London Heathrow, accommodation and sightseeing in Bangkok, Grand Palace, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle.
3-magnitude earthquake that occurred in Northern Thailand's Chiang Rai province on Monday evening, local media reported Tuesday.
The epicentre was around 27 kilometres from the mountainous city of Chiang Rai.
Despite co-founding a brand that has now expanded to more than 240 branches internationally, Philip Chiang admits he did not even imagine having five branches when he opened up his first restaurant in 1993.
Located in Thailand's northern mountainous region, Chiang Mai is Thailand's second-largest city, and also northern Thailand's political, economic and cultural center.
MINOR Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, continues to expand across its home country of Thailand by announcing the rebranding of The Chedi Chiang Mai to Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa.