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The Ch'in dynasty created the first Chinese empire, under which customs, laws,
weights, and measures were standardized. The modification of characters into a
standardized script enabled a broader and easier dissemination of learning.
Since 1949, Hsien-yang, which was linked by rail to the coast and eastern China
in 1935, has increased its commercial importance. It has also developed a large
cotton textile industry. Hsien-yang remains closely linked both commercially and
Hstlan Wang (827-782 ac), Chinese Chou dynasty emperor. Scythian
displacement by Chinese army 16:438b :Isllan-yeh (Chinese emperor): see K'
angs1. Hstl-ch'ang, Pin-yin romanization xuCHANG, city in central Honan
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