Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!


Index Gansu

Gansu (Tibetan: ཀན་སུའུ་ Kan su'u) is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the northwest of the country. [1]

293 relations: Administrative division codes of the People's Republic of China, Administrative divisions of China, Altyn-Tagh, Amdo, Amdo Tibetan, Anding District, Dingxi, Antimony, Artifact (archaeology), Asian Development Bank, Autonomous counties of the People's Republic of China, Autonomous prefecture, Ürümqi, Bactrian camel, Badain Jaran Desert, Bailan melon, Baiyin, Baiyin District, Barley, Bean, Bird, Bodhisattva, Bonan people, Buddhahood, Buddhas of Bamiyan, Buddhism, Cadmium poisoning, Canyon, Catholic Church, Catholic Church in China, Central Asia, Central Plains Mandarin, Chan Buddhism, Chang'an, Chen Guangyi, Chengguan District, Lanzhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Buddhism, Chinese Civil War, Chinese folk religion, Chinese Islamic cuisine, Chinese salvationist religions, Chromium, City God (East Asia), Coal, Cobalt, Codonopsis pilosula, Communist Party of China, Compound (linguistics), Confucianism, Constantinople, ..., Copper, Cotton, Counties of the People's Republic of China, County-level city, Crescent Lake (Dunhuang), Dadiwan culture, Daxia River, Deng Baoshan, Dingxi, District (China), Diurnal temperature variation, Dongxiangs, Dromedary, Dungan language, Dungan people, Dungan Revolt (1862–77), Dungan Revolt (1895–96), Dunhuang, Economics, Electricity generation, Employment, Endemism, Environmental policy, Fangmatan, Feng Jixin, Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, Fluorite, Foreign policy, Fritillaria, Fuxi, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Agricultural University, Gansu mole, Gansu Wind Farm, Ganzhou District, Ganzhou Uyghur Kingdom, Garrison, Gelug, Geographical centre, Geopolitics, Giant panda, Gobi Desert, Golden monkey, Govi-Altai Province, Great Wall of China, Grotto, Gu Jinchi, Guigang, Guominjun, Gypsum, Han Chinese, Han dynasty, Henry A. Wallace, Hexi Corridor, Hezuo, History of China, History of the administrative divisions of China, History of the Great Wall of China, Honeydew (melon), Hu Jizong, Huangyangchuan, Hui people, Inner Mongolia, Iridium, Iron, Islam in China, Jia Zhijie, Jiayu Pass, Jiayuguan City, Jin dynasty (265–420), Jinchang, Jinchuan District, Jiuquan, Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Kashgar, Kazakh language, Kazakhs, Köppen climate classification, Kongtong District, Kuomintang, Kuomintang Islamic insurgency, Lamb and mutton, Lamian, Lanyin Mandarin, Lanzhou, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lead, Legislature, Lhasa, Li Dengying, Li Ziqi, Liangzhou District, Limestone, Lin Duo, Linseed oil, Linxia City, Linxia County, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, List of Major National Historical and Cultural Sites in Gansu, List of prisons in Gansu, Liu Weiping, Loess Plateau, Longdong College, Longnan, Lu Hao (born 1947), Lynx, Ma Anliang, Ma Buqing, Ma Hongbin, Ma Zhan'ao, Maijishan Grottoes, Maize, Majiayao culture, Mandarin Chinese, Marco Polo, Melon, Mercury (element), Middle Ages, Millet, Mineral, Ming dynasty, Mining, Ministry of Civil Affairs, Mirabilite, Mogao Caves, Mole (animal), Molten salt reactor, Mongolia, Mongolian language, Mongols, Monguor language, Monguor people, Mural, Musk deer, Muslim conflict in Gansu (1927–30), National Bureau of Statistics of China, Neolithic, Nickel, Ningxia, Nomad, Northern Silk Road, Northwest China, Northwest Normal University, Northwest University for Nationalities, Ophiocordyceps sinensis, Petrochemical, Petroleum, Pingliang, Platinum, Prefecture-level city, Prefectures of the People's Republic of China, Protestantism in China, Provinces of China, Qijia culture, Qilian Mountains, Qin (state), Qin dynasty, Qing dynasty, Qinghai, Qingyang, Qinzhou District, Rare-earth element, Records of the Grand Historian, Richter magnitude scale, Rome, Salar people, Scalopini, Sea level, Second Sino-Japanese War, Selenium, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Sika deer, Silk Road, Silk Road transmission of Buddhism, Simplified Chinese characters, Snow leopard, Snow line, Song dynasty, Song Ping, Song Zhaosu, Species, State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China, Su Rong, Subarctic climate, Subspecies, Sufism, Sui dynasty, Sun Ying, Suzhou District, Sweet potato, Taklamakan Desert, Talpinae, Tang dynasty, Tang Renjian, Tengger Desert, Tianshui, Tibet, Tibetan alphabet, Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Empire, Tibetan people, Tibetan Plateau, Traditional Chinese medicine, Troilite, Tungsten, United Nations Development Programme, Uyghur Khaganate, Vice President of the United States, Vision (spirituality), Wageningen, Wang Feng (politician), Wang Sanyun, Wang Shitai, Western Liang (Sixteen Kingdoms), Wheat, Written Chinese, Wudu District, Wusun, Wuwei, Gansu, Xiahe County, Xian Henghan, Xifeng District, Xinhua News Agency, Xinjiang, Xiongnu, Xu Shousheng, Yan Haiwang, Yang Pass, Yellow River, Yongjing County, Yuezhi, Yugur, Yumen Pass, Zhang Desheng, Zhang Wule, Zhang Zhongliang, Zhangye, Zinc, 1920 Haiyuan earthquake, 1932 Changma earthquake. Expand index (243 more) »

Administrative division codes of the People's Republic of China

Administrative division codes of the People's Republic of China identify administrative divisions of the PRC at county level and above.

New!!: Gansu and Administrative division codes of the People's Republic of China · See more »

Administrative divisions of China

Due to China's large population and area, the administrative divisions of China have consisted of several levels since ancient times.

New!!: Gansu and Administrative divisions of China · See more »


Altyn-Tagh, (Astyn-Tagh, Altun Mountains, Pinyin: Altun Shan, A-erh-chin, Wade–Giles: A-erh-chin shan, Aerjin Shan) is a part of the range south of Lop Nor, and is a mountain range in northwestern China that separates the eastern Tarim Basin from the Tibetan Plateau.

New!!: Gansu and Altyn-Tagh · See more »


Amdo (ʔam˥˥.to˥˥) is one of the three traditional regions of Tibet, the other two being Ü-Tsang and Kham; it is also the birthplace of the 14th Dalai Lama.

New!!: Gansu and Amdo · See more »

Amdo Tibetan

The Amdo language (also called Am kä) is the Tibetic language spoken by the majority of Amdo Tibetans, mainly in Qinghai and some parts of Sichuan (Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture) and Gansu (Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture).

New!!: Gansu and Amdo Tibetan · See more »

Anding District, Dingxi

Anding is a district of the city of Dingxi, Gansu province, the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Anding District, Dingxi · See more »


Antimony is a chemical element with symbol Sb (from stibium) and atomic number 51.

New!!: Gansu and Antimony · See more »

Artifact (archaeology)

An artifact, or artefact (see American and British English spelling differences), is something made or given shape by humans, such as a tool or a work of art, especially an object of archaeological interest.

New!!: Gansu and Artifact (archaeology) · See more »

Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established on 19 December 1966, which is headquartered in the Ortigas Center located in the city of Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines.

New!!: Gansu and Asian Development Bank · See more »

Autonomous counties of the People's Republic of China

Autonomous counties and autonomous banners are autonomous administrative divisions of China.

New!!: Gansu and Autonomous counties of the People's Republic of China · See more »

Autonomous prefecture

Autonomous prefectures are one type of autonomous administrative divisions of China, existing at the prefectural level, with either ethnic minorities forming over 50% of the population or being the historic home of significant minorities.

New!!: Gansu and Autonomous prefecture · See more »


Ürümqi (yengi; from Oirat "beautiful pasture") is the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the far northwest of the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Ürümqi · See more »

Bactrian camel

The Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) is a large, even-toed ungulate native to the steppes of Central Asia.

New!!: Gansu and Bactrian camel · See more »

Badain Jaran Desert

The Badain Jaran Desert is a desert in China which spans the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia.

New!!: Gansu and Badain Jaran Desert · See more »

Bailan melon

The Bailan melon is a locally famous type of melon grown near Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province in the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Bailan melon · See more »


Baiyin is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Gansu province, People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Baiyin · See more »

Baiyin District

The Baiyin District is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Baiyin District · See more »


Barley (Hordeum vulgare), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally.

New!!: Gansu and Barley · See more »


A bean is a seed of one of several genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae, which are used for human or animal food.

New!!: Gansu and Bean · See more »


Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

New!!: Gansu and Bird · See more »


In Buddhism, Bodhisattva is the Sanskrit term for anyone who has generated Bodhicitta, a spontaneous wish and compassionate mind to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. Bodhisattvas are a popular subject in Buddhist art.

New!!: Gansu and Bodhisattva · See more »

Bonan people

The Bonan people (保安族; pinyin: Bǎo'ān zú; native) are an ethnic group living in Gansu and Qinghai provinces in northwestern China.

New!!: Gansu and Bonan people · See more »


In Buddhism, buddhahood (buddhatva; buddhatta or italic) is the condition or rank of a buddha "awakened one".

New!!: Gansu and Buddhahood · See more »

Buddhas of Bamiyan

The Buddhas of Bamiyan (Persian:بت های باميان. – bott-hâye Bāmiyān) were 4th- and 5th-century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, northwest of Kabul at an elevation of.

New!!: Gansu and Buddhas of Bamiyan · See more »


Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.

New!!: Gansu and Buddhism · See more »

Cadmium poisoning

Cadmium is a naturally occurring toxic heavy metal with common exposure in industrial workplaces, plant soils, and from smoking.

New!!: Gansu and Cadmium poisoning · See more »


A canyon (Spanish: cañón; archaic British English spelling: cañon) or gorge is a deep cleft between escarpments or cliffs resulting from weathering and the erosive activity of a river over geologic timescales.

New!!: Gansu and Canyon · See more »

Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

New!!: Gansu and Catholic Church · See more »

Catholic Church in China

Catholic Church in China (called Tiānzhǔ Jiào, 天主教, literally, "Religion of the Lord of Heaven", after the term for God traditionally used in Chinese by Catholics) has a long and complicated history.

New!!: Gansu and Catholic Church in China · See more »

Central Asia

Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north.

New!!: Gansu and Central Asia · See more »

Central Plains Mandarin

Central Plains Mandarin, or Zhongyuan Mandarin, is a variety of Mandarin Chinese spoken in the central and southern parts of Shaanxi, Henan, southwestern part of Shanxi, southern part of Gansu, far southern part of Hebei, northern Anhui, northern parts of Jiangsu, southern Xinjiang and southern Shandong.

New!!: Gansu and Central Plains Mandarin · See more »

Chan Buddhism

Chan (of), from Sanskrit dhyāna (meaning "meditation" or "meditative state"), is a Chinese school of Mahāyāna Buddhism.

New!!: Gansu and Chan Buddhism · See more »


Chang'an was an ancient capital of more than ten dynasties in Chinese history, today known as Xi'an.

New!!: Gansu and Chang'an · See more »

Chen Guangyi

Chen Guangyi (born August 1933) is a Chinese retired politician.

New!!: Gansu and Chen Guangyi · See more »

Chengguan District, Lanzhou

Chengguan District is an administrative district of Lanzhou, the capital of China's Gansu province.

New!!: Gansu and Chengguan District, Lanzhou · See more »

Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), with historical origins in the Academia Sinica during the Republic of China era, is the national academy for the natural sciences of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

New!!: Gansu and Chinese Academy of Sciences · See more »

Chinese Buddhism

Chinese Buddhism or Han Buddhism has shaped Chinese culture in a wide variety of areas including art, politics, literature, philosophy, medicine, and material culture.

New!!: Gansu and Chinese Buddhism · See more »

Chinese Civil War

The Chinese Civil War was a war fought between the Kuomintang (KMT)-led government of the Republic of China and the Communist Party of China (CPC).

New!!: Gansu and Chinese Civil War · See more »

Chinese folk religion

Chinese folk religion (Chinese popular religion) or Han folk religion is the religious tradition of the Han people, including veneration of forces of nature and ancestors, exorcism of harmful forces, and a belief in the rational order of nature which can be influenced by human beings and their rulers as well as spirits and gods.

New!!: Gansu and Chinese folk religion · See more »

Chinese Islamic cuisine

Cuisine of Chinese Muslims (Dungan: Чыңжән цаы or, Dungan: Ҳуэйзў цаы) is the cuisine of the Hui (ethnic Chinese Muslims) and other Muslims living in China such as Dongxiang, Salar, Uyghurs, and Bonan as well as Dungans of Central Asia.

New!!: Gansu and Chinese Islamic cuisine · See more »

Chinese salvationist religions

Chinese salvationist religions or Chinese folk religious sects are a Chinese religious tradition characterised by a concern for salvation (moral fulfillment) of the person and the society.

New!!: Gansu and Chinese salvationist religions · See more »


Chromium is a chemical element with symbol Cr and atomic number 24.

New!!: Gansu and Chromium · See more »

City God (East Asia)

The Chenghuangshen, usually translated as City God, is a tutelary deity or deities in Chinese folk religion who is believed to protect the people and the affairs of the particular village, town or city of great dimension, and the corresponding afterlife location.

New!!: Gansu and City God (East Asia) · See more »


Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.

New!!: Gansu and Coal · See more »


Cobalt is a chemical element with symbol Co and atomic number 27.

New!!: Gansu and Cobalt · See more »

Codonopsis pilosula

Codonopsis pilosula, also known as dang shen or poor man's ginseng, is a perennial species of flowering plant in the bellflower family.

New!!: Gansu and Codonopsis pilosula · See more »

Communist Party of China

The Communist Party of China (CPC), also referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Communist Party of China · See more »

Compound (linguistics)

In linguistics, a compound is a lexeme (less precisely, a word) that consists of more than one stem.

New!!: Gansu and Compound (linguistics) · See more »


Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life.

New!!: Gansu and Confucianism · See more »


Constantinople (Κωνσταντινούπολις Konstantinoúpolis; Constantinopolis) was the capital city of the Roman/Byzantine Empire (330–1204 and 1261–1453), and also of the brief Latin (1204–1261), and the later Ottoman (1453–1923) empires.

New!!: Gansu and Constantinople · See more »


Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from cuprum) and atomic number 29.

New!!: Gansu and Copper · See more »


Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae.

New!!: Gansu and Cotton · See more »

Counties of the People's Republic of China

Counties, formally county-level divisions, are found in the third level of the administrative hierarchy in Provinces and Autonomous regions, and the second level in municipalities and Hainan, a level that is known as "county level" and also contains autonomous counties, county-level cities, banners, autonomous banner, and City districts.

New!!: Gansu and Counties of the People's Republic of China · See more »

County-level city

A county-level municipality, county-level city, or county city is a county-level administrative division of mainland China.

New!!: Gansu and County-level city · See more »

Crescent Lake (Dunhuang)

Yueyaquan is a crescent-shaped lake in an oasis, 6 km south of the city of Dunhuang in Gansu Province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Crescent Lake (Dunhuang) · See more »

Dadiwan culture

The Dadiwan culture (ca. 7900–7200 BP) was a Neolithic culture located primarily in the eastern portion of Gansu and Shaanxi provinces in modern China.

New!!: Gansu and Dadiwan culture · See more »

Daxia River

The Daxia River is a tributary of the Yellow River in southern Gansu Province in China's west.

New!!: Gansu and Daxia River · See more »

Deng Baoshan

Deng Baoshan (鄧寶珊) (1894–1968) was a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Deng Baoshan · See more »


Dingxi is a prefecture-level city in the southeast of Gansu province, People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Dingxi · See more »

District (China)

The term district, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China.

New!!: Gansu and District (China) · See more »

Diurnal temperature variation

In meteorology, diurnal temperature variation is the variation between a high temperature and a low temperature that occurs during the same day.

New!!: Gansu and Diurnal temperature variation · See more »


The Dongxiang people (autonym: Sarta or Santa (撒尔塔);; Xiao'erjing: دْوݣسِيْاݣذُ) are one of 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Dongxiangs · See more »


The dromedary, also called the Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), is a large, even-toed ungulate with one hump on its back.

New!!: Gansu and Dromedary · See more »

Dungan language

The Dungan language is a Sinitic language spoken primarily in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan by the Dungan people, an ethnic group related to the Hui people of China.

New!!: Gansu and Dungan language · See more »

Dungan people

Dungan (Хуэйзў, Xuejzw xwɛitsu, Xiao'erjing: حُوِ ظُ;; Xiao'erjing: دْوقًا ظُ; Дунгане, Dungane; Дунгандар, Dunğandar, دۇنغاندار; Дүңгендер, Du'n'gender, دٷڭگەندەر) is a term used in territories of the former Soviet Union to refer to a group of Muslim people of Chinese origin.

New!!: Gansu and Dungan people · See more »

Dungan Revolt (1862–77)

The Dungan Revolt (1862–77) or Tongzhi Hui Revolt (Xiao'erjing: توْجِ حُوِ بِيًا/لُوًا, Тунҗы Хуэй Бян/Луан) or Hui (Muslim) Minorities War was a mainly ethnic and religious war fought in 19th-century western China, mostly during the reign of the Tongzhi Emperor (r. 1861–75) of the Qing dynasty.

New!!: Gansu and Dungan Revolt (1862–77) · See more »

Dungan Revolt (1895–96)

The Dungan Revolt (189596) was a rebellion of various Chinese Muslim ethnic groups in Qinghai and Gansu against the Qing dynasty, that originated because of a violent dispute between two Sufi orders of the same sect.

New!!: Gansu and Dungan Revolt (1895–96) · See more »


Dunhuang is a county-level city in northwestern Gansu Province, Western China.

New!!: Gansu and Dunhuang · See more »


Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

New!!: Gansu and Economics · See more »

Electricity generation

Electricity generation is the process of generating electric power from sources of primary energy.

New!!: Gansu and Electricity generation · See more »


Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract where work is paid for, where one party, which may be a corporation, for profit, not-for-profit organization, co-operative or other entity is the employer and the other is the employee.

New!!: Gansu and Employment · See more »


Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

New!!: Gansu and Endemism · See more »

Environmental policy

Environmental policy is the commitment of an organization to the laws, regulations, and other policy mechanisms concerning environmental issues.

New!!: Gansu and Environmental policy · See more »


Fangmatan is an archeological site located near Tianshui in China's Gansu province.

New!!: Gansu and Fangmatan · See more »

Feng Jixin

Feng Jixin (1915–2005) was a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Feng Jixin · See more »

Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period

The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period was an era of political upheaval in 10th-century Imperial China.

New!!: Gansu and Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period · See more »


Not to be confused with Fluoride. Fluorite (also called fluorspar) is the mineral form of calcium fluoride, CaF2.

New!!: Gansu and Fluorite · See more »

Foreign policy

A country's foreign policy, also called foreign relations or foreign affairs policy, consists of self-interest strategies chosen by the state to safeguard its national interests and to achieve goals within its international relations milieu.

New!!: Gansu and Foreign policy · See more »


Fritillaria (fritillaries) is a genus of spring flowering herbaceous bulbous perennial plants in the lily family (Liliaceae).

New!!: Gansu and Fritillaria · See more »


Fuxi (Chinese: 伏羲), also romanized as Fu-hsi, is a culture hero in Chinese legend and mythology, credited (along with his sister Nüwa 女娲) with creating humanity and the invention of hunting, fishing and cooking as well as the Cangjie system of writing Chinese characters c. 2,000 BCE.

New!!: Gansu and Fuxi · See more »

Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

Gānnán Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is an autonomous prefecture in southern Gansu Province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture · See more »

Gansu Agricultural University

Established in 1946, Gansu Agricultural University (GAU) is a non-profit public higher education institution in the small city of Lanzhou (250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Gansu.

New!!: Gansu and Gansu Agricultural University · See more »

Gansu mole

The Gansu mole (Scapanulus oweni) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae endemic to China, where it occurs in Shaanxi, Gansu, Sichuan, and Qinghai.

New!!: Gansu and Gansu mole · See more »

Gansu Wind Farm

The Gansu Wind Farm Project or Jiuquan Wind Power Base is a group of large wind farms under construction in western Gansu province in China.

New!!: Gansu and Gansu Wind Farm · See more »

Ganzhou District

Ganzhou District, formerly the separate city of Ganzhou or Kanchow, is a district in and the seat of the prefecture-level city of Zhangye in Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Ganzhou District · See more »

Ganzhou Uyghur Kingdom

The Ganzhou Uyghur Kingdom, also referred to as the Hexi Uyghurs, was established in 894 around Gan Prefecture in modern Zhangye.

New!!: Gansu and Ganzhou Uyghur Kingdom · See more »


Garrison (various spellings) (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, "to equip") is the collective term for a body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base.

New!!: Gansu and Garrison · See more »


The Gelug (Wylie: dGe-Lugs-Pa) is the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

New!!: Gansu and Gelug · See more »

Geographical centre

In geography, the centroid of the two-dimensional shape of a region of the Earth's surface (projected radially to sea level or onto a geoid surface) is often known as its geographical centre.

New!!: Gansu and Geographical centre · See more »


Geopolitics (from Greek γῆ gê "earth, land" and πολιτική politikḗ "politics") is the study of the effects of geography (human and physical) on politics and international relations.

New!!: Gansu and Geopolitics · See more »

Giant panda

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, literally "black and white cat-foot";, literally "big bear cat"), also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China.

New!!: Gansu and Giant panda · See more »

Gobi Desert

The Gobi Desert is a large desert region in Asia.

New!!: Gansu and Gobi Desert · See more »

Golden monkey

The golden monkey (Cercopithecus kandti) is a species of Old World monkey found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, including four national parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga and Kahuzi-Biéga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

New!!: Gansu and Golden monkey · See more »

Govi-Altai Province

Govi-Altai (Говь-Алтай, Gobi-Altai) is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia.

New!!: Gansu and Govi-Altai Province · See more »

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe with an eye to expansion.

New!!: Gansu and Great Wall of China · See more »


A grotto (Italian grotta and French grotte) is a natural or artificial cave used by humans in both modern times and antiquity, and historically or prehistorically.

New!!: Gansu and Grotto · See more »

Gu Jinchi

Gu Jinchi (February 1932 – March 17, 2009) was a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Gu Jinchi · See more »


Guigang (Zhuang: Gveigangj) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Guangxi in the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Guigang · See more »


The Guominjun, a.k.a. Nationalist Army, KMC, or Northwest Army (西北軍), refers to the military faction founded by Feng Yuxiang, Hu Jingyi and Sun Yue during China's Warlord Era.

New!!: Gansu and Guominjun · See more »


Gypsum is a soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O.

New!!: Gansu and Gypsum · See more »

Han Chinese

The Han Chinese,.

New!!: Gansu and Han Chinese · See more »

Han dynasty

The Han dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China (206 BC–220 AD), preceded by the Qin dynasty (221–206 BC) and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 AD). Spanning over four centuries, the Han period is considered a golden age in Chinese history. To this day, China's majority ethnic group refers to themselves as the "Han Chinese" and the Chinese script is referred to as "Han characters". It was founded by the rebel leader Liu Bang, known posthumously as Emperor Gaozu of Han, and briefly interrupted by the Xin dynasty (9–23 AD) of the former regent Wang Mang. This interregnum separates the Han dynasty into two periods: the Western Han or Former Han (206 BC–9 AD) and the Eastern Han or Later Han (25–220 AD). The emperor was at the pinnacle of Han society. He presided over the Han government but shared power with both the nobility and appointed ministers who came largely from the scholarly gentry class. The Han Empire was divided into areas directly controlled by the central government using an innovation inherited from the Qin known as commanderies, and a number of semi-autonomous kingdoms. These kingdoms gradually lost all vestiges of their independence, particularly following the Rebellion of the Seven States. From the reign of Emperor Wu (r. 141–87 BC) onward, the Chinese court officially sponsored Confucianism in education and court politics, synthesized with the cosmology of later scholars such as Dong Zhongshu. This policy endured until the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911 AD. The Han dynasty saw an age of economic prosperity and witnessed a significant growth of the money economy first established during the Zhou dynasty (c. 1050–256 BC). The coinage issued by the central government mint in 119 BC remained the standard coinage of China until the Tang dynasty (618–907 AD). The period saw a number of limited institutional innovations. To finance its military campaigns and the settlement of newly conquered frontier territories, the Han government nationalized the private salt and iron industries in 117 BC, but these government monopolies were repealed during the Eastern Han dynasty. Science and technology during the Han period saw significant advances, including the process of papermaking, the nautical steering ship rudder, the use of negative numbers in mathematics, the raised-relief map, the hydraulic-powered armillary sphere for astronomy, and a seismometer for measuring earthquakes employing an inverted pendulum. The Xiongnu, a nomadic steppe confederation, defeated the Han in 200 BC and forced the Han to submit as a de facto inferior partner, but continued their raids on the Han borders. Emperor Wu launched several military campaigns against them. The ultimate Han victory in these wars eventually forced the Xiongnu to accept vassal status as Han tributaries. These campaigns expanded Han sovereignty into the Tarim Basin of Central Asia, divided the Xiongnu into two separate confederations, and helped establish the vast trade network known as the Silk Road, which reached as far as the Mediterranean world. The territories north of Han's borders were quickly overrun by the nomadic Xianbei confederation. Emperor Wu also launched successful military expeditions in the south, annexing Nanyue in 111 BC and Dian in 109 BC, and in the Korean Peninsula where the Xuantu and Lelang Commanderies were established in 108 BC. After 92 AD, the palace eunuchs increasingly involved themselves in court politics, engaging in violent power struggles between the various consort clans of the empresses and empresses dowager, causing the Han's ultimate downfall. Imperial authority was also seriously challenged by large Daoist religious societies which instigated the Yellow Turban Rebellion and the Five Pecks of Rice Rebellion. Following the death of Emperor Ling (r. 168–189 AD), the palace eunuchs suffered wholesale massacre by military officers, allowing members of the aristocracy and military governors to become warlords and divide the empire. When Cao Pi, King of Wei, usurped the throne from Emperor Xian, the Han dynasty would eventually collapse and ceased to exist.

New!!: Gansu and Han dynasty · See more »

Henry A. Wallace

Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) served as the 33rd Vice President of the United States (1941–1945), the 11th Secretary of Agriculture (1933–1940), and the 10th Secretary of Commerce (1945–1946).

New!!: Gansu and Henry A. Wallace · See more »

Hexi Corridor

Hexi Corridor (Xiao'erjing: حْسِ ظِوْلاْ, IPA: /xɤ˧˥ɕi˥ tsoʊ˨˩˦lɑŋ˧˥/) or Gansu Corridor refers to the historical route in Gansu province of China.

New!!: Gansu and Hexi Corridor · See more »


Hezuo (Zö) City is the administrative seat of the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southern Gansu province in Western China.

New!!: Gansu and Hezuo · See more »

History of China

The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC,William G. Boltz, Early Chinese Writing, World Archaeology, Vol.

New!!: Gansu and History of China · See more »

History of the administrative divisions of China

The history of the administrative divisions of China is covered in the following articles.

New!!: Gansu and History of the administrative divisions of China · See more »

History of the Great Wall of China

The history of the Great Wall of China began when fortifications built by various states during the Spring and Autumn (771–476) and Warring States periods (475–221) were connected by the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, to protect his newly founded Qin dynasty (221–206) against incursions by nomads from Inner Asia.

New!!: Gansu and History of the Great Wall of China · See more »

Honeydew (melon)

A honeydew melon, also known as a honeymelon, is the fruit of one cultivar group of the muskmelon, Cucumis melo in the gourd family.

New!!: Gansu and Honeydew (melon) · See more »

Hu Jizong

Hu Jizong (1920 – July 4, 1974) was a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Hu Jizong · See more »


Yellow Sheep River (Huang Yang Chuan in Chinese) How the west was wired - retrieved 2012-12-23 is a village situated in Gu Lang Gorgean, an arid, mountainous region of Gansu province, in the China.

New!!: Gansu and Huangyangchuan · See more »

Hui people

The Hui people (Xiao'erjing: خُوِذُو; Dungan: Хуэйзў, Xuejzw) are an East Asian ethnoreligious group predominantly composed of Han Chinese adherents of the Muslim faith found throughout China, mainly in the northwestern provinces of the country and the Zhongyuan region.

New!!: Gansu and Hui people · See more »

Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia, officially the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region or Nei Mongol Autonomous Region (Ѳвѳр Монголын Ѳѳртѳѳ Засах Орон in Mongolian Cyrillic), is one of the autonomous regions of China, located in the north of the country.

New!!: Gansu and Inner Mongolia · See more »


Iridium is a chemical element with symbol Ir and atomic number 77.

New!!: Gansu and Iridium · See more »


Iron is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from ferrum) and atomic number 26.

New!!: Gansu and Iron · See more »

Islam in China

Islam in China has existed through 1,400 years of continuous interaction with Chinese society.

New!!: Gansu and Islam in China · See more »

Jia Zhijie

Jia Zhijie (born 1935) is a retired politician of the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Jia Zhijie · See more »

Jiayu Pass

Jiayu Pass or is the first frontier fortress at the west end of the Ming dynasty Great Wall of China, near the city of Jiayuguan in Gansu province.

New!!: Gansu and Jiayu Pass · See more »

Jiayuguan City

() is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Gansu province, with a population of 231,853 as of 2010.

New!!: Gansu and Jiayuguan City · See more »

Jin dynasty (265–420)

The Jin dynasty or the Jin Empire (sometimes distinguished as the or) was a Chinese dynasty traditionally dated from 266 to 420.

New!!: Gansu and Jin dynasty (265–420) · See more »


Jinchang is a prefecture-level city in the centre of Gansu province, People's Republic of China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the north.

New!!: Gansu and Jinchang · See more »

Jinchuan District

The Jinchuan District is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Jinchuan District · See more »


Jiuquan, formerly known as Suzhou, is a prefecture-level city in the northwesternmost part of Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Jiuquan · See more »

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) is a Chinese space vehicle launch facility (spaceport) located in the Gobi desert, Inner Mongolia.

New!!: Gansu and Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center · See more »


Kashgar is an oasis city in Xinjiang, People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Kashgar · See more »

Kazakh language

Kazakh (natively italic, qazaq tili) belongs to the Kipchak branch of the Turkic languages.

New!!: Gansu and Kazakh language · See more »


The Kazakhs (also spelled Kazaks, Qazaqs; Қазақ, Qazaq, قازاق, Qazaqtar, Қазақтар, قازاقتار; the English name is transliterated from Russian) are a Turkic people who mainly inhabit the southern part of Eastern Europe and the Ural mountains and northern parts of Central Asia (largely Kazakhstan, but also parts of Uzbekistan, China, Russia and Mongolia), the region also known as the Eurasian sub-continent.

New!!: Gansu and Kazakhs · See more »

Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

New!!: Gansu and Köppen climate classification · See more »

Kongtong District

Kongtong is a district of the city of Pingliang, Gansu province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Kongtong District · See more »


The Kuomintang of China (KMT; often translated as the Nationalist Party of China) is a major political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, based in Taipei and is currently the opposition political party in the Legislative Yuan.

New!!: Gansu and Kuomintang · See more »

Kuomintang Islamic insurgency

The Kuomintang Islamic insurgency refers to a continuation of the Chinese Civil War by Muslim Kuomintang Republic of China Army forces in Northwest China, in the provinces of Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Xinjiang, and another insurgency in Yunnan.

New!!: Gansu and Kuomintang Islamic insurgency · See more »

Lamb and mutton

Lamb, hogget, and mutton are the meat of domestic sheep (species Ovis aries) at different ages.

New!!: Gansu and Lamb and mutton · See more »


Lamian is a type of Chinese noodle.

New!!: Gansu and Lamian · See more »

Lanyin Mandarin

Lan–Yin Mandarin (Lanyin) is a branch of Mandarin Chinese traditionally spoken throughout Gansu province and in the northern part of Ningxia.

New!!: Gansu and Lanyin Mandarin · See more »


Lanzhou is the capital and largest city of Gansu Province in Northwest China.

New!!: Gansu and Lanzhou · See more »

Lanzhou Jiaotong University

Lanzhou Jiaotong University is a public engineering university in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Lanzhou Jiaotong University · See more »

Lanzhou University

Lanzhou University is a major research university in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Lanzhou University · See more »

Lanzhou University of Technology

Lanzhou University of Technology is a scientific and technological university located in Lanzhou, the provincial capital of Gansu Province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Lanzhou University of Technology · See more »


Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb (from the Latin plumbum) and atomic number 82.

New!!: Gansu and Lead · See more »


A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city.

New!!: Gansu and Legislature · See more »


Lhasa is a city and administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Lhasa · See more »

Li Dengying

Li Dengying (1914–1996) was a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Li Dengying · See more »

Li Ziqi

Li Ziqi (September 29, 1923 – January 11, 2014) was a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Li Ziqi · See more »

Liangzhou District

The Liangzhou District is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Liangzhou District · See more »


Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs.

New!!: Gansu and Limestone · See more »

Lin Duo

Lin Duo (born March 1956) is a Chinese politician currently serving as Communist Party secretary of Gansu province.

New!!: Gansu and Lin Duo · See more »

Linseed oil

Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil or flax oil, is a colourless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum).

New!!: Gansu and Linseed oil · See more »

Linxia City

Linxia City, once known as Hezhou, is a county-level city in the province of Gansu of the People's Republic of China, and the capital of the multi-ethnic Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture.

New!!: Gansu and Linxia City · See more »

Linxia County

Linxia County (Xiao'erjing: لٍ ﺷﯿَا ﺷِﯿًﺎ) is a county in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, province of Gansu of the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Linxia County · See more »

Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture

Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture (Xiao'erjing) formerly known as Guhezhou is located in Gansu province, south of the provincial capital Lanzhou, bordering Qinghai to the west.

New!!: Gansu and Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture · See more »

List of Major National Historical and Cultural Sites in Gansu

This list is of Major Sites Protected for their Historical and Cultural Value at the National Level in the Province of Gansu, People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and List of Major National Historical and Cultural Sites in Gansu · See more »

List of prisons in Gansu

This is a list of prisons within Gansu province of the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and List of prisons in Gansu · See more »

Liu Weiping

Liu Weiping (born May 1953) is a Chinese politician, currently serving as Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

New!!: Gansu and Liu Weiping · See more »

Loess Plateau

The Loess Plateau, also known as the Huangtu Plateau, is a plateau located around the Wei River valley and the southern half of the Ordos Loop of the Yellow River in central China.

New!!: Gansu and Loess Plateau · See more »

Longdong College

Longdong College is a college in Qingyang, a Chinese city in eastean Gansu.

New!!: Gansu and Longdong College · See more »


Longnan (Chinese: trad. 隴南, simp. 陇南, Lǒngnán, lit. "Southern Gansu") is a prefecture-level city in the southeast of Gansu province in China.

New!!: Gansu and Longnan · See more »

Lu Hao (born 1947)

Lu Hao (born April 1947) is a Chinese politician.

New!!: Gansu and Lu Hao (born 1947) · See more »


A lynx (plural lynx or lynxes) is any of the four species (Canada lynx, Iberian lynx, Eurasian lynx, Bobcat) within the medium-sized wild cat genus Lynx.

New!!: Gansu and Lynx · See more »

Ma Anliang

Ma Anliang (French romanization: Ma-ngan-leang, Xiao'erjing: ﻣَﺎ ءًا ﻟِﯿْﺎ); 1855 – November 24, 1918) was a Hui born in Hezhou, Gansu, China. He became a general in the Qing dynasty army, and of the Republic of China. His father was Ma Zhan'ao, and his younger brothers were Ma Guoliang and Ma Suiliang (Ma Sui-liang) 馬遂良. Ma was educated in Chinese and Islamic education. His Muslim name was Abdul Majid 阿卜都里默直底.

New!!: Gansu and Ma Anliang · See more »

Ma Buqing

Ma Buqing (1901–1977) (Xiao'erjing: ﻣَﺎ ﺑُﻮْ شٍ) was a prominent Ma clique warlord in China during the Republic of China era, controlling armies in the province of Qinghai.

New!!: Gansu and Ma Buqing · See more »

Ma Hongbin

Ma Hongbin (Xiao'erjing: ﻣَﺎ ﺡْﻮ بٍ, September 14, 1884 – October 21, 1960), was a prominent Chinese Muslim warlord active mainly during the Republican era, and was part of the Ma clique.

New!!: Gansu and Ma Hongbin · See more »

Ma Zhan'ao

Ma Zhan’ao (1830–1886) (Xiao'erjing: ﻣَﺎ جً اَﻮْ) was a Chinese Muslim General who defected to the Qing Dynasty in 1872 during the Dungan revolt along with his General Ma Qianling and General Ma Haiyan who served under him during the revolt.

New!!: Gansu and Ma Zhan'ao · See more »

Maijishan Grottoes

The Maijishan Grottoes, formerly romanized as Maichishan, are a series of 194 caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui, Gansu Province, northwest China.

New!!: Gansu and Maijishan Grottoes · See more »


Maize (Zea mays subsp. mays, from maíz after Taíno mahiz), also known as corn, is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago.

New!!: Gansu and Maize · See more »

Majiayao culture

The Majiayao culture was a group of neolithic communities who lived primarily in the upper Yellow River region in eastern Gansu, eastern Qinghai and northern Sichuan, China.

New!!: Gansu and Majiayao culture · See more »

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China.

New!!: Gansu and Mandarin Chinese · See more »

Marco Polo

Marco Polo (1254January 8–9, 1324) was an Italian merchant, explorer, and writer, born in the Republic of Venice.

New!!: Gansu and Marco Polo · See more »


A melon is any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae with sweet edible, fleshy fruit.

New!!: Gansu and Melon · See more »

Mercury (element)

Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80.

New!!: Gansu and Mercury (element) · See more »

Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

New!!: Gansu and Middle Ages · See more »


Millets (/ˈmɪlɪts/) are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.

New!!: Gansu and Millet · See more »


A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound, usually of crystalline form and not produced by life processes.

New!!: Gansu and Mineral · See more »

Ming dynasty

The Ming dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China – then known as the – for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.

New!!: Gansu and Ming dynasty · See more »


Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit.

New!!: Gansu and Mining · See more »

Ministry of Civil Affairs

The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) is a ministry in the State Council of the People's Republic of China, responsible for social and administrative affairs.

New!!: Gansu and Ministry of Civil Affairs · See more »


Mirabilite, also known as Glauber's salt, is a hydrous sodium sulfate mineral with the chemical formula Na2SO4·10H2O.

New!!: Gansu and Mirabilite · See more »

Mogao Caves

The Mogao Caves, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes or Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, form a system of 492 temples southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Mogao Caves · See more »

Mole (animal)

Moles are small mammals adapted to a subterranean lifestyle (i.e., fossorial).

New!!: Gansu and Mole (animal) · See more »

Molten salt reactor

A molten salt reactor (MSR) is a class of generation IV nuclear fission reactor in which the primary nuclear reactor coolant, or even the fuel itself, is a molten salt mixture.

New!!: Gansu and Molten salt reactor · See more »


Mongolia (Monggol Ulus in Mongolian; in Mongolian Cyrillic) is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia.

New!!: Gansu and Mongolia · See more »

Mongolian language

The Mongolian language (in Mongolian script: Moŋɣol kele; in Mongolian Cyrillic: монгол хэл, mongol khel.) is the official language of Mongolia and both the most widely-spoken and best-known member of the Mongolic language family.

New!!: Gansu and Mongolian language · See more »


The Mongols (ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯᠴᠤᠳ, Mongolchuud) are an East-Central Asian ethnic group native to Mongolia and China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

New!!: Gansu and Mongols · See more »

Monguor language

The Monguor language (also written Mongour and Mongor) is a Mongolic language of its Shirongolic branch and is part of the Gansu–Qinghai sprachbund.

New!!: Gansu and Monguor language · See more »

Monguor people

The Monguor or Tu people, White Mongol or Tsagaan Mongol are one of the 56 officially recognized ethnic groups in China.

New!!: Gansu and Monguor people · See more »


A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other permanent surface.

New!!: Gansu and Mural · See more »

Musk deer

Musk deer can refer to any one, or all seven, of the species that make up Moschus, the only extant genus of the family Moschidae.

New!!: Gansu and Musk deer · See more »

Muslim conflict in Gansu (1927–30)

Muslim Conflict in Gansu was when a coalition of Muslim Generals broke out in revolt against the Guominjun in 1927.

New!!: Gansu and Muslim conflict in Gansu (1927–30) · See more »

National Bureau of Statistics of China

The National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China or NBS is an agency directly under the State Council of the People's Republic of China charged with the collection and publication of statistics related to the economy, population and society of the People's Republic of China at the national and local levels.

New!!: Gansu and National Bureau of Statistics of China · See more »


The Neolithic was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of Western Asia, and later in other parts of the world and ending between 4500 and 2000 BC.

New!!: Gansu and Neolithic · See more »


Nickel is a chemical element with symbol Ni and atomic number 28.

New!!: Gansu and Nickel · See more »


Ningxia (pronounced), officially the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR), is an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China located in the northwest part of the country.

New!!: Gansu and Ningxia · See more »


A nomad (νομάς, nomas, plural tribe) is a member of a community of people who live in different locations, moving from one place to another in search of grasslands for their animals.

New!!: Gansu and Nomad · See more »

Northern Silk Road

The Northern Silk Road is a prehistoric trackway in northern China originating in the early capital of Xi'an and extending north of the Taklamakan Desert to reach the ancient kingdoms of Parthia, Bactria and eventually Persia and Rome.

New!!: Gansu and Northern Silk Road · See more »

Northwest China

Northwestern China includes the autonomous regions of Xinjiang and Ningxia and the provinces of Shaanxi, Gansu, and Qinghai.

New!!: Gansu and Northwest China · See more »

Northwest Normal University

Northwest Normal University, also translated into English as Northwestern Normal University, is a comprehensive university in Lanzhou, Gansu Province of the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Northwest Normal University · See more »

Northwest University for Nationalities

Northwest University for Nationalities is the first minority institution of higher learning founded in China after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, directly under the State Ethnic Affairs Commission of PRC.

New!!: Gansu and Northwest University for Nationalities · See more »

Ophiocordyceps sinensis

Ophiocordyceps sinensis (formerly known as Cordyceps sinensis) is an entomopathogenic fungus (a fungus that grows on insects) found in mountainous regions of Nepal and Tibet.

New!!: Gansu and Ophiocordyceps sinensis · See more »


Petrochemicals (also known as petroleum distillates) are chemical products derived from petroleum.

New!!: Gansu and Petrochemical · See more »


Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface.

New!!: Gansu and Petroleum · See more »


Pingliang is a prefecture-level city in eastern Gansu province, China, bordering Shaanxi province to the south and east and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to the north.

New!!: Gansu and Pingliang · See more »


Platinum is a chemical element with symbol Pt and atomic number 78.

New!!: Gansu and Platinum · See more »

Prefecture-level city

A prefectural-level municipality, prefectural-level city or prefectural city; formerly known as province-controlled city from 1949 to 1983, is an administrative division of the People's Republic of China (PRC), ranking below a province and above a county in China's administrative structure.

New!!: Gansu and Prefecture-level city · See more »

Prefectures of the People's Republic of China

Prefectures, formally a kind of prefecture-level divisions as a term in the context of China, are used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China.

New!!: Gansu and Prefectures of the People's Republic of China · See more »

Protestantism in China

Protestant Christianity (l, in comparison to earlier Roman Catholicism and Eastern Christianity) entered China in the early 19th century, taking root in a significant way during the Qing Dynasty.

New!!: Gansu and Protestantism in China · See more »

Provinces of China

Provincial-level administrative divisions or first-level administrative divisions, are the highest-level Chinese administrative divisions.

New!!: Gansu and Provinces of China · See more »

Qijia culture

The Qijia culture (2200 BC – 1600 BC) was an early Bronze Age culture distributed around the upper Yellow River region of Gansu (centered in Lanzhou) and eastern Qinghai, China.

New!!: Gansu and Qijia culture · See more »

Qilian Mountains

The Qilian Mountains also known as Richthofen Range, (Tsilien Mountains;; Mongghul: Chileb), together with the Altyn-Tagh (Altun Shan) also known as Nan Shan (literally "Southern Mountains"), as it is to the south of Hexi Corridor, is a northern outlier of the Kunlun Mountains, forming the border between Qinghai and the Gansu provinces of northern China.

New!!: Gansu and Qilian Mountains · See more »

Qin (state)

Qin (Old Chinese: *) was an ancient Chinese state during the Zhou dynasty.

New!!: Gansu and Qin (state) · See more »

Qin dynasty

The Qin dynasty was the first dynasty of Imperial China, lasting from 221 to 206 BC.

New!!: Gansu and Qin dynasty · See more »

Qing dynasty

The Qing dynasty, also known as the Qing Empire, officially the Great Qing, was the last imperial dynasty of China, established in 1636 and ruling China from 1644 to 1912.

New!!: Gansu and Qing dynasty · See more »


Qinghai, formerly known in English as Kokonur, is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northwest of the country.

New!!: Gansu and Qinghai · See more »


Qingyang is a prefecture-level city in eastern Gansu province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Qingyang · See more »

Qinzhou District

Qinzhou (Chinese: 秦州, Qínzhōu), formerly romanized as Tsinchow, is an administrative district in Gansu province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Qinzhou District · See more »

Rare-earth element

A rare-earth element (REE) or rare-earth metal (REM), as defined by IUPAC, is one of a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically the fifteen lanthanides, as well as scandium and yttrium.

New!!: Gansu and Rare-earth element · See more »

Records of the Grand Historian

The Records of the Grand Historian, also known by its Chinese name Shiji, is a monumental history of ancient China and the world finished around 94 BC by the Han dynasty official Sima Qian after having been started by his father, Sima Tan, Grand Astrologer to the imperial court.

New!!: Gansu and Records of the Grand Historian · See more »

Richter magnitude scale

The so-called Richter magnitude scale – more accurately, Richter's magnitude scale, or just Richter magnitude – for measuring the strength ("size") of earthquakes refers to the original "magnitude scale" developed by Charles F. Richter and presented in his landmark 1935 paper, and later revised and renamed the Local magnitude scale, denoted as "ML" or "ML".

New!!: Gansu and Richter magnitude scale · See more »


Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).

New!!: Gansu and Rome · See more »

Salar people

The Salar people (Salır, سالار;, Xiao'erjing: صَالاذُ) are an ethnic minority of China who largely speak the Salar language, an Oghuz Turkic language.

New!!: Gansu and Salar people · See more »


The Scalopini are a tribe of moles belonging to the family Talpidae.

New!!: Gansu and Scalopini · See more »

Sea level

Mean sea level (MSL) (often shortened to sea level) is an average level of the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured.

New!!: Gansu and Sea level · See more »

Second Sino-Japanese War

The Second Sino-Japanese War was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945.

New!!: Gansu and Second Sino-Japanese War · See more »


Selenium is a chemical element with symbol Se and atomic number 34.

New!!: Gansu and Selenium · See more »


Shaanxi is a province of the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Shaanxi · See more »


Sichuan, formerly romanized as Szechuan or Szechwan, is a province in southwest China occupying most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau between the Jinsha River on the west, the Daba Mountains in the north, and the Yungui Plateau to the south.

New!!: Gansu and Sichuan · See more »

Sika deer

The sika deer (Cervus nippon) also known as the spotted deer or the Japanese deer, is a species of deer native to much of East Asia, and introduced to various other parts of the world.

New!!: Gansu and Sika deer · See more »

Silk Road

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West.

New!!: Gansu and Silk Road · See more »

Silk Road transmission of Buddhism

Buddhism entered Han China via the Silk Road, beginning in the 1st or 2nd century CE.

New!!: Gansu and Silk Road transmission of Buddhism · See more »

Simplified Chinese characters

Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China.

New!!: Gansu and Simplified Chinese characters · See more »

Snow leopard

The snow leopard or ounce (Panthera uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.

New!!: Gansu and Snow leopard · See more »

Snow line

The climatic snow line is the boundary between a snow-covered and snow-free surface.

New!!: Gansu and Snow line · See more »

Song dynasty

The Song dynasty (960–1279) was an era of Chinese history that began in 960 and continued until 1279.

New!!: Gansu and Song dynasty · See more »

Song Ping

Song Ping (born 24 April 1917) is a Chinese Communist revolutionary and a retired high-ranking politician.

New!!: Gansu and Song Ping · See more »

Song Zhaosu

Song Zhaosu (born March 1941) is a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Song Zhaosu · See more »


In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

New!!: Gansu and Species · See more »

State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China

The State Forestry Administration is an administration of the People's Republic of China, in charge of the national forestry affairs.

New!!: Gansu and State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China · See more »

Su Rong

Su Rong (born October 1948) is a former senior regional official and politician in China.

New!!: Gansu and Su Rong · See more »

Subarctic climate

The subarctic climate (also called subpolar climate, subalpine climate, or boreal climate) is a climate characterised by long, usually very cold winters, and short, cool to mild summers.

New!!: Gansu and Subarctic climate · See more »


In biological classification, the term subspecies refers to a unity of populations of a species living in a subdivision of the species’s global range and varies from other populations of the same species by morphological characteristics.

New!!: Gansu and Subspecies · See more »


Sufism, or Taṣawwuf (personal noun: ṣūfiyy / ṣūfī, mutaṣawwuf), variously defined as "Islamic mysticism",Martin Lings, What is Sufism? (Lahore: Suhail Academy, 2005; first imp. 1983, second imp. 1999), p.15 "the inward dimension of Islam" or "the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam",Massington, L., Radtke, B., Chittick, W. C., Jong, F. de, Lewisohn, L., Zarcone, Th., Ernst, C, Aubin, Françoise and J.O. Hunwick, “Taṣawwuf”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, edited by: P. Bearman, Th.

New!!: Gansu and Sufism · See more »

Sui dynasty

The Sui Dynasty was a short-lived imperial dynasty of China of pivotal significance.

New!!: Gansu and Sui dynasty · See more »

Sun Ying

Sun Ying (born December 1936) is a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Sun Ying · See more »

Suzhou District

Suzhou District is a district in Jiuquan Prefecture in Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Suzhou District · See more »

Sweet potato

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, Convolvulaceae.

New!!: Gansu and Sweet potato · See more »

Taklamakan Desert

The Taklamakan Desert (Xiao'erjing: تَاكْلامَاقًا شَاموْ; تەكلىماكان قۇملۇقى; Такәламаган Шамә), also spelled "Taklimakan" and "Teklimakan", is a desert in southwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwest China.

New!!: Gansu and Taklamakan Desert · See more »


The subfamily Talpinae, sometimes called "Old World moles" or "Old World moles and relatives", is one of three subfamilies of the mole family Talpidae, the others being the Scalopinae, or New World moles, and the Uropsilinae, or shrew-like moles.

New!!: Gansu and Talpinae · See more »

Tang dynasty

The Tang dynasty or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

New!!: Gansu and Tang dynasty · See more »

Tang Renjian

Tang Renjian (born August 1962) is a Chinese politician currently serving as Governor of Gansu province.

New!!: Gansu and Tang Renjian · See more »

Tengger Desert

The Tengger Desert (Тэнгэр цөл) is an arid natural region that covers about 36,700 km2 and is mostly in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China.

New!!: Gansu and Tengger Desert · See more »


Tianshui is the second-largest city in Gansu Province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Tianshui · See more »


Tibet is a historical region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia.

New!!: Gansu and Tibet · See more »

Tibetan alphabet

The Tibetan alphabet is an abugida used to write the Tibetic languages such as Tibetan, as well as Dzongkha, Sikkimese, Ladakhi, and sometimes Balti.

New!!: Gansu and Tibetan alphabet · See more »

Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism is the form of Buddhist doctrine and institutions named after the lands of Tibet, but also found in the regions surrounding the Himalayas and much of Central Asia.

New!!: Gansu and Tibetan Buddhism · See more »

Tibetan Empire

The Tibetan Empire ("Great Tibet") existed from the 7th to 9th centuries AD when Tibet was unified as a large and powerful empire, and ruled an area considerably larger than the Tibetan Plateau, stretching to parts of East Asia, Central Asia and South Asia.

New!!: Gansu and Tibetan Empire · See more »

Tibetan people

The Tibetan people are an ethnic group native to Tibet.

New!!: Gansu and Tibetan people · See more »

Tibetan Plateau

The Tibetan Plateau, also known in China as the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau or the Qing–Zang Plateau or Himalayan Plateau, is a vast elevated plateau in Central Asia and East Asia, covering most of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai in western China, as well as part of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, India.

New!!: Gansu and Tibetan Plateau · See more »

Traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a style of traditional medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine.

New!!: Gansu and Traditional Chinese medicine · See more »


Troilite is a rare iron sulfide mineral with the simple formula of FeS.

New!!: Gansu and Troilite · See more »


Tungsten, or wolfram, is a chemical element with symbol W (referring to wolfram) and atomic number 74.

New!!: Gansu and Tungsten · See more »

United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network.

New!!: Gansu and United Nations Development Programme · See more »

Uyghur Khaganate

The Uyghur Khaganate (or Uyghur Empire or Uighur Khaganate or Toquz Oghuz Country) (Modern Uyghur: ئورخۇن ئۇيغۇر خانلىقى), (Tang era names, with modern Hanyu Pinyin: or) was a Turkic empire that existed for about a century between the mid 8th and 9th centuries.

New!!: Gansu and Uyghur Khaganate · See more »

Vice President of the United States

The Vice President of the United States (informally referred to as VPOTUS, or Veep) is a constitutional officer in the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States as the President of the Senate under Article I, Section 3, Clause 4, of the United States Constitution, as well as the second highest executive branch officer, after the President of the United States.

New!!: Gansu and Vice President of the United States · See more »

Vision (spirituality)

A vision is something seen in a dream, trance, or religious ecstasy, especially a supernatural appearance that usually conveys a revelation.

New!!: Gansu and Vision (spirituality) · See more »


Wageningen is a municipality and a historic town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland.

New!!: Gansu and Wageningen · See more »

Wang Feng (politician)

Wang Feng (1910–1998) original surname Wang, was a People's Republic of China politician, born in Shaanxi Province.

New!!: Gansu and Wang Feng (politician) · See more »

Wang Sanyun

Wang Sanyun (born December 1952) is a former Chinese politician.

New!!: Gansu and Wang Sanyun · See more »

Wang Shitai

Wang Shitai (March 17, 1910 – March 14, 2008) was a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Wang Shitai · See more »

Western Liang (Sixteen Kingdoms)

The Western Liang (400-421) was a state of the Sixteen Kingdoms in China, one of the "Five Liang" (Wu Liang) of this era.

New!!: Gansu and Western Liang (Sixteen Kingdoms) · See more »


Wheat is a grass widely cultivated for its seed, a cereal grain which is a worldwide staple food.

New!!: Gansu and Wheat · See more »

Written Chinese

Written Chinese comprises Chinese characters (汉字/漢字; pinyin: Hànzì, literally "Han characters") used to represent the Chinese language.

New!!: Gansu and Written Chinese · See more »

Wudu District

Wudu District is a district of the city of Longnan, Gansu province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Wudu District · See more »


The Wusun were an Indo-European semi-nomadic steppe people mentioned in Chinese records from the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE.

New!!: Gansu and Wusun · See more »

Wuwei, Gansu

Wuwei is a prefecture-level city in northwest central Gansu province.

New!!: Gansu and Wuwei, Gansu · See more »

Xiahe County

Xiahe is a county in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province, the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Xiahe County · See more »

Xian Henghan

Xian Henghan (September 30, 1911 – November 19, 1991) was a People's Liberation Army lieutenant general and People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Xian Henghan · See more »

Xifeng District

Xifeng District is a district of the city of Qingyang in Gansu Province, China.

New!!: Gansu and Xifeng District · See more »

Xinhua News Agency

Xinhua News Agency (English pronunciation: J. C. Wells: Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, 3rd ed., for both British and American English) or New China News Agency is the official state-run press agency of the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Xinhua News Agency · See more »


Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر ئاپتونوم رايونى; SASM/GNC: Xinjang Uyĝur Aptonom Rayoni; p) is a provincial-level autonomous region of China in the northwest of the country.

New!!: Gansu and Xinjiang · See more »


The Xiongnu were a confederation of nomadic peoples who, according to ancient Chinese sources, inhabited the eastern Asian Steppe from the 3rd century BC to the late 1st century AD.

New!!: Gansu and Xiongnu · See more »

Xu Shousheng

Xu Shousheng (born 23 January 1953) is a Chinese politician.

New!!: Gansu and Xu Shousheng · See more »

Yan Haiwang

Yan Haiwang (born 1939) is a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Yan Haiwang · See more »

Yang Pass

Yangguan, or Yangguan Pass, is a mountain pass that was fortified by Emperor Wu of the Western Han Dynasty around 120 BC and used as an outpost in the colonial dominions adjacent to ancient China.

New!!: Gansu and Yang Pass · See more »

Yellow River

The Yellow River or Huang He is the second longest river in Asia, after the Yangtze River, and the sixth longest river system in the world at the estimated length of.

New!!: Gansu and Yellow River · See more »

Yongjing County

Yongjing (Xiao'erjing: ﻳْﻮ دٍ ﺷِﯿًﺎْ) is a county in Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in China's Gansu Province.

New!!: Gansu and Yongjing County · See more »


The Yuezhi or Rouzhi were an ancient people first reported in Chinese histories as nomadic pastoralists living in an arid grassland area in the western part of the modern Chinese province of Gansu, during the 1st millennium BC.

New!!: Gansu and Yuezhi · See more »


The Yugurs, or Yellow Uyghurs, as they are traditionally known, are a Turkic and Mongolicgroup and one of China's 56 officially recognized nationalities, consisting of 13,719 persons according to the 2000 census.

New!!: Gansu and Yugur · See more »

Yumen Pass

Yumen Pass, or Jade Gate or Pass of the Jade Gate, is the name of a pass of the Great Wall located west of Dunhuang in today's Gansu Province of China.

New!!: Gansu and Yumen Pass · See more »

Zhang Desheng

Zhang Desheng (October 1909 – March 4, 1965) also known as Zhang Shide, was a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Zhang Desheng · See more »

Zhang Wule

Zhang Wule (born 1937) is a People's Republic of China politician.

New!!: Gansu and Zhang Wule · See more »

Zhang Zhongliang

Zhang Zhongliang (Chinese: 张仲良; 1907–1983) was a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

New!!: Gansu and Zhang Zhongliang · See more »


Zhangye, formerly romanized as Changyeh or known as Kanchow, is a prefecture-level city in central Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and Zhangye · See more »


Zinc is a chemical element with symbol Zn and atomic number 30.

New!!: Gansu and Zinc · See more »

1920 Haiyuan earthquake

1920 Haiyuan earthquake occurred on December 16 in Haiyuan County, Ningxia Province, Republic of China.

New!!: Gansu and 1920 Haiyuan earthquake · See more »

1932 Changma earthquake

The 1932 Changma earthquake occurred at 10:04:27 local time (02:04:07 UTC) on 25 December.

New!!: Gansu and 1932 Changma earthquake · See more »

Redirects here:

CN-62, CN-GS, Gangsu, Gansu Province, Gansu Province, China, Gansu governor, Gansu province, Gansu, China, Gansu, china, Gansù, Governor of Gansu, Gānsù, Kan-Su, Kan-Suh, Kan-su, Kan-suh, Kansu, Kansu Province, Kansuh, Politics of Gansu, 甘粛, 甘肃, 甘肃省, 甘肅, 甘肅省, , .


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gansu

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »