Xikang


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Xikang

(shē`käng`) or

Sikang

(shē`käng`, sē`–), former province, SW China. Kangding was the capital before 1950 and Ya'an from 1950 to 1955. It is largely a region of high mountains (over 10,000 ft/3,050 m) cut by the gorges of several rivers. The area became a province c.1939. In 1955 the portion of Xikang E of the Chang River was joined to Sichuan prov.; the Tibet Autonomous Region received the remainder. The name sometimes appears as Hsi-k'ang.
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Geotechnical Research Institute (GeoHohai), Hohai University, 1 Xikang Road Nanjing, 210098, China
After personally surveying the economic and commercial situations in Xikang (see Figure 1) and India in early 1943, two of Chiang Kaishek's senior officials advised that, with Tibet being further integrated with southwest China, the Central Bank of China should institute branch headquarters in Lhasa.
Actually as early as mid-1942, when confidential reports were submitted to the Chongqing government about the growing danger of Japanese encroachments in south Tibet and north India, both Liu Wenhui in Xikang and Ma Bufang in Kokonor had been instructed to move their troops to the Sino-Tibetan borders.
The KMT authorities at one point greatly feared that the approach of the Japanese via a defenseless Tibet, marching eastwards all the way down to Sichuan via Xikang, was imminent.
58) See: Liu Wenhui, "Zoudao renmin zhenying di lishi daolu" ["The historic path of my walking towards the mass's side"], WZX, 33 (1986), 1-58; Wu Peiying, "Jiang Jieshi jia zheng Zang yi tu Kang di jingguo" ["The story of how Chiang Kai-shek plotted for Xikang under the pretext of attacking Tibet"], WZX, ibid.
Xikang Chen, "Feeding One Billion: A Study on China's Grain Problem in the Twenty-First Century," Chinese Economic Studies, 29 (January-February 1996), 23.
Overseas Chinese athletes, and teams from border provinces like Xinjiang, Xikang and Qinghai, all have made long treks to these Games.
Geotechnical Research Institute, Hohai University, 1 Xikang Rd Nanjing 210098, China
Geotechnical Institute, Hohai University, 1, Xikang Road Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210098, China