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a. 1 (context Geordie English) unfair, harsh 2 (context Hartlepool English) poor


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Shan (surname)

Shan is a Chinese surname. The origin of this surname is not clear. One explanation is that it came from Shan County in Shandong province. Another possible origin involves King Cheng of Zhou's youngest son's acquisition of the name when he was given what would become the Shan state when the enfeoffment system was enacted during the Zhou Dynasty. The Shan state existed for a few hundred years before it was annexed by a stronger neighbouring state. It was located in present-day Jiyuan, Henan province. Although the surname comes from the place name, the Shan family was a branch of the royal family of the Zhou Dynasty. Its ancient origin determines its rareness and not many people have the Shan surname. According to one unverifiable estimate, about 150,000 people are of the surname.

Shan could also be used to refer to the rare surname . The rare character was unable to be rendered on a computer so people chose Xian 冼 to replace it. People from Gaozhuang Village born after the system change and people who didn't want a hassle with technology were affected. The choice was controversial as some people saw that future generations would forget their name.

Most of people of the Shan surname live in Shandong, Henan and Hebei. However, some people bearing the Shan surname can be found in Taiwan and overseas Chinese communities throughout the world.

Some ethnic peoples adopted "Shan" as their surname but its pronunciation is mostly "Chan". Some Manchu and Hui people choose "Shan" as their family name, but their population is small. Majority of the Shan are Han Chinese and they can trace their origin to the Zhou Dynasty.

Usage examples of "shan".

CHAPTER 2 A Barbarian from the Hills Chunder Shan, governor of Peshkhauri, laid down his golden pen and carefully scanned that which he had written on parchment that bore his official seal.

Looking at the man as he stood squarely, knife in fist and eyes glaring, Chunder Shan did not doubt that he was capable of it.

Tzu Li Keng Seng generating complex in the south to the three great northern cities of Hong Hai, Kang Kua, and Chi Shan.

Both Koy Shan and Chun Shi hoped that their reward would be promotion to the inner group - those members of the secret band of followers who were allowed to speak with Kwa himself.

A gleam of understanding glistened on the scarred countenance of Koy Shan, the Mighty.

As Koy Shan laid his huge hand upon the knob of the door, the figure of The Shadow moved slowly forward.

Almond eyes widened as the guard saw a moving smirch of blackness that blotted out all sight of Koy Shan.

His hurling motion terminated with a sweep that brought him face to face with Koy Shan and his henchmen.

From long range, The Shadow had arrived in time to take quick aim at Koy Shan.

With that roar, which sent stern echoes from the close-walled upstairs hall, Koy Shan faltered.

Since the death of Blaine Goodall, Koy Shan had accomplished no new deed of murder.

This minion of Kwa was a lone agent, now that Koy Shan had died in combat with The Shadow.

Cardona had suspected that some insidious power might be in back of Koy Shan, but except for the words of the Chinaman who had died upon the lawn, Cardona had gained no inkling to the strange identity of Kwa.

I never had to lapidate anybody, though I deposed a few recalcitrants, and it was universally agreed I would be a clement and peaceable Shan King.

For only the Shan King or his viceroys command lapidation, and they were always right.