province of NE China, between the Huang He and Inner Mongolia: 60,657 sq mi (157,101 sq km); pop. 28,180,000; cap. Taiyuan
See Shanxi in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A province of northeast China bordered on the north by a section of the Great Wall. In the Chinese-Japanese War (1937-1945) it was a center of guerrilla warfare. Taiyuan is the capital. Population: 32,400,000.