Chapter 15

Understanding the Chinese-Speaking Economies


Mt. Hua, Shaanxi.


Mt. Hua (Huashan) is located near the southeast corner of the Ordos Loop section of the Yellow River basin, south of the Wei River valley, at the eastern end of the Qinling Mountains, in southern Shaanxi province. Mt. Hua is usually referred to as one of the birthplaces of the ancestors of the Hua-Xia (Han) Chinese now living in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and mainland China.

The king of the state of Wei intended to attack Handan. Ji Liang heard of this and went to see the king, and said: ‘Your majesty, on my way here I saw a ...

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