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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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