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peak: see TaishanTaishan
or Tai
, peak, 5,069 ft (1,545 m) high, W Shandong prov., E China. Located in the homeland of Confucius, it is China's most sacred mountain. In ancient times it was believed that Taishan controlled the earthly fate of humanity.
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, China.


(tī), lake, c.1,300 sq mi (3,370 sq km), on the border between Jiangsu prov. and Zhejiang prov., E China; second largest freshwater lake in China. Dotted with islands, it is one of China's most scenic areas and was long a tourist attraction, but sightseeing has diminished due to pollution from WuxiWuxi
or Wusih
, city (1994 est. pop. 863,100), S Jiangsu prov., China, on the Grand Canal and the north bank of Tai lake. It is a silk-producing center. Foods (especially grains) are processed, and machine tools, paper products, fertilizer, and motor vehicles are also
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's industries. The lake basin is one of the richest agricultural regions in China; rice, wheat, and cotton are grown. The lake is linked to the Grand CanalGrand Canal,
Chinese Da Yunhe [large transit river], longest in the world, extending c.1,000 mi (1,600 km) from Beijing to Hangzhou, E China, and forming an important north-south waterway on the North China Plain. The canal was started in the 6th cent. B.C.
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Abbrev. (French) for International Atomic Time.



(or Yünnan Tai), a people in the People’s Republic of China, living in Yunnan Province, mainly in the autonomous region of Hsishuangpanna and the Tehung autonomous region of the Tai and Chingp’o. There are 700,000 Tai (1973, estimate). The Tai are closely related to peoples of the Thai group. Their language is one of the Tai languages, and the written language is based on the ancient Indian writing system. Anthropologically, the Tai belong to the southern Mongoloid group. Their religion is Buddhism, and their main occupation is plow farming.


Narody Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow-Leningrad, 1965.
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Dai was married with two children but, perhaps like many others who were just glad to get away from working at the coalface for "a few months", he enlisted in the 7th Battalion King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) (KSLI) early in the war.
Yn ystod y gyfres bydd Dai yn teithio o amgylch ffermydd ledled y wlad, o Gydweli i Drelawnyd, ac o Gyffylliog i Lanymddyfri gan ymweld a chymeriadau lliwgar amaethyddol Cymru.
The wife of the shu dai zi lifts the photo to the flickering light above the kitchen table, "We're Jewish Buddhists.
McCarthy advised me to come to DAI to retrieve the laptop, which I did.
During the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Dai was slogging it out at a modest British League meeting in front of a tiny crowd in Derby.
Mae Dai Jones wedi bod yn cyflwyno o'r Sioe Frenhinol ers 30 mlynedd For full coverage of the show, see next week's Daily Post
Dai is excommunication, the denomination's highest censure .
I first met Dai at the 2008 Goffs Land Rover sale and it was obvious we were after the same horses.
Dai carried ''an oral message'' from the Chinese leaders to Lee, Hong said.
In an interview in November, Sir Dai said he was "riddled" with cancer.
Mr Devedlaka said Old Etonian Sir Dai was transferred to Edenbridge and District War Memorial Hospital, in Kent, six weeks ago, after staying at a hospice.
Dai has denied that his book is strictly autobiographical, but he also acknowledges that many of its details are based on things he saw or experienced when he was sent from a bourgeois home (his parents were doctors, and so by Maoist reckoning, counter-revolutionary) to a remote mountain village for four hard years.