Berlitz Language 30 - Russian - Phrase Dictionary and Study by Scarborough, Dubinsky

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C. " China's present name derives from this initially small western kingdom of Qin, which included part of present-day Sichuan. As the first unifying dynasty, it set the model for future imperial statecraft: centralized control through appointed bureaucrats who were subject to recall; creation of a free peasantry subject to the central state for taxation, labor service, and conscription; standardized weights and measures; reform of the writing system; a severe legal code; and control over the intelligentsia.

Traditional trade routes Introduction to China xxxvii from Tibet to Nepal and India, closed in 1949, have only recently been reopened. Rich mineral deposits are only beginning to be discovered and exploited. Poor communication routes to inner China have helped to make this the poorest region in the country. Population density is low, there are few urban centers, and most of the population is non-Han. Besides the large Tibetan population, the minorities include Hui, Lhoba, Moinba, Qiang, Sala (Salar), and Tu.

China's present name derives from this initially small western kingdom of Qin, which included part of present-day Sichuan. As the first unifying dynasty, it set the model for future imperial statecraft: centralized control through appointed bureaucrats who were subject to recall; creation of a free peasantry subject to the central state for taxation, labor service, and conscription; standardized weights and measures; reform of the writing system; a severe legal code; and control over the intelligentsia.

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