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Qinling

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Tsinling

(both: chĭn`lĭng`), mountain range, outlier of the Kunlun Mts., between the Wei and Han rivers, Shaanxi prov., central China; Taibai shan (13,494 ft/4,113 m) is the highest peak. The range is wooded, and coal is mined in the central region. The Qinling, with the Huai River to the east, marks the geographical boundary between N and central China; rice and citrus fruits are generally not found south of this line. The range is also a natural barrier impeding north-south movement; it checked the Mongol advance in the 13th cent. and divided the Muslim and Taiping rebellion areas in the 19th cent. The name sometimes appears as Tsinling.
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2005: Behavioral development within one-year-old individuals of Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) in the Qinling Mountains.
In the case of Xi'an, the Qinling Mountains to the south are well worth a mention.
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Inscription carved "[o]n July 10th, 24th year of the Emporer Wanli period, Ming Dynasty" in 1596 on the wall of Dayu Cave, located in the Qinling Mountains in central China.
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The nine people were washed away as they were dining at a village in the Qinling Mountains in the province at around 5:15 p.
During the past 2 years, several entomological surveys of the Qinling Mountains were undertaken, which resulted in a large series of Ceratopogonidae deposited in the Insect Collection of the Zunyi Medical University, China.
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Scientists from Michigan State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences forecasted the effect that climate change would have on the most common species of bamboo in the Qinling Mountains in Shaanxi Province in northwestern China, which are home to about 275 wild pandas, about 17 per cent of the remaining wild population.