X-ray through Xiwangmu
Electromagnetic radiation of extremely short wavelength (100 nanometres to 0.001 nanometre) produced by the deceleration of charged particles or the transitions of electrons in atoms.
Study of astronomical objects and phenomena that emit radiation at X-ray wavelengths.
Phenomenon in which the atoms of a crystal, by virtue of their uniform spacing, cause an interference pattern of the waves in an incident beam of X-rays.
Ancient city of Lycia, Anatolia.
Spanish-born French missionary to the Far East.
Romanian-born Greek-French composer.
Chemical element, chemical symbol Xe, atomic number 54.
Greek poet, religious thinker, and reputed precursor of philosophy of the Eleatics.
Image-forming process that relies on a photoconductive substance whose electrical resistance decreases when light falls on it.
Major U.S. corporation.
Persian king (486–465 BC) of the Achaemenian dynasty.
People living primarily in East Cape province, South Africa.
River system, southern China.
Kingdom of Tangut tribes that was established in the 11th century and flourished through the early 13th.
(c. 2070–c. 1600 BC) Quasi-legendary first dynasty of China, preceding the Shang.
Chinese master of landscape painting.
City (pop., 2003 est.: 2,657,900), capital of Shaanxi province, central China.
(1936) Seizure of Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek by one of his generals, Chang Hsüeh-liang (Zhang Xueliang; 1898–2001), in order to persuade Chiang to postpone his war on the Chinese communists until the invading Japanese had been defeated.
River, Hunan province, southeastern China.
Chinese aristocratic general and cultural hero.
In Confucianism, the attitude of obedience, devotion, and care toward one's parents and other elders considered fundamental to moral conduct.
River, central and northern Brazil.
City (pop., 1999 est.: 604,812), capital of Qinghai province, western China.
Autonomous region (pop., 2002 est.: 19,050,000), northwestern China.
Nomadic pastoral people of Central Asia.
Pre-Columbian god of spring and new vegetation who was venerated by the Toltecs and Aztecs.
Aztec god of fire and creator of all life.
In ancient Chinese Daoist mythology, the queen of the female immortals.
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