Inner Asia

Inner Asia refers to regions within East Asia and North Asia that are today part of Western China and eastern Russia. It overlaps with some definitions of Central Asia the historical ones, but certain regions of Inner Asia are not considered a part of Central Asia by any of its definitions. Inner Asia may be considered as the "frontier" of China, as bounded by East Asia, which consists of China and Korea; the extent of Inner Asia was seen differently in different periods. "Inner Asia" is sometimes contrasted to "China Proper", that is, the original provinces, those with majority Han Chinese populations. In 1800 it consisted of four main areas, namely Manchuria, Mongolia and Tibet; these areas had been conquered by the Qing dynasty but were governed through different administrative structure not as regular provinces during most of the Qing period. The Qing government agency known as the Lifan Yuan was established to supervise the empire's Inner Asian regions. Inner Asia has a range of usages. One such is how Denis Sinor used Inner Asia in contrast to agricultural civilizations, noting its changing borders, such as when a Roman province was taken by the Huns, areas of North China was occupied by the Mongols, or when Anatolia came under Turkish influence, eradicating Hellenistic culture.

Another is how scholars or historians of the Qing dynasty such as those of the New Qing History use the term "Inner Asia" when studying Qing interests or reigns outside China proper. In French, "Asie centrale" can mean both "Central Asia" and "Inner Asia"; the terms meaning "Inner Asia" in the languages of Inner Asian peoples are all modern loan translations of European Russian, terms. "Central Asia" denotes the western, Islamic part of Inner Asia. However, The Library of Congress subject classification system treats "Central Asia" and Inner Asia as synonymous. According to Morris Rossabi, the term "Inner Asia" is the well-established term for the area in the literature. However, because of its deficiencies, including the implication of an "Outer Asia" that does not exist, Denis Sinor has proposed the neologism "Central Eurasia", which emphasizes the role of the area in intercontinental exchange. According to Sinor: The definition that can be given of Central Eurasia in space is negative, it is that part of the continent of Eurasia that lies beyond the borders of the great sedentary civilizations....

Although the area of Central Eurasia is subject to fluctuations, the general trend is that of diminution. With the territorial growth of the sedentary civilizations, their borderline extends and offers a larger surface on which new layers of barbarians will be deposited. China proper Chinese Tartary Western Regions Tang dynasty in Inner Asia Yuan dynasty in Inner Asia Qing dynasty in Inner Asia Nomadic empire Eurasianism Silk Road Turco-Mongols Turanism Tartary Division of the Mongol Empire History of Manchuria History of Mongolia History of Tibet History of Xinjiang The Association for Asian Studies: The China and Inner Asia Council. Indiana University at Bloomington: Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies. University of Cambridge: Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

Surrounded by Light

Surrounded by Light is the debut studio album by the Czech indie pop band Lake Malawi. It was released on 10 November 2017 by Holidays Forever; the album peaked at number 81 on the Czech Albums Chart. The album includes the singles "Prague", "Surrounded by Light", "Bottom of the Jungle", "Paris" and "Spaced Out". "Prague" was released as the lead single from the album on 25 January 2017. "Surrounded by Light" was released as the second single from the album on 20 April 2017. "Bottom of the Jungle" was released as the third single from the album on 8 September 2017. "Paris" was released as the fourth single from the album on 9 November 2017. "Spaced Out" was released as the fifth single from the album on 23 March 2018

2014 All-Pac-12 Conference football team

The 2014 All-Pac-12 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pac-12 Conference teams for the 2014 Pac-12 Conference football season. The Oregon Ducks won the conference, defeating the Arizona Wildcats 51 to 13 in the Pac-12 Championship game. Oregon was the national runner-up, in the College Football Playoff semifinal beating the ACC champion Florida States Seminoles 59 to 20. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy and was voted Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III was voted Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Marcus Mariota, Oregon Brett Hundley, UCLA Javorius Allen, USC Devontae Booker, Utah Royce Freeman, Oregon D. J. Foster, Arizona St. Nelson Agholor, USC Jaelen Strong, Arizona St. Nelson Spruce, Colorado Vince Mayle, Washington St. Pharoah Brown, Oregon Austin Hooper, Stanford Jake Fisher, Oregon Andrus Peat, Stanford Kyle Murphy, Stanford Jeremiah Poutasi, Utah Max Tuerk, USC Jamil Douglas, Arizona St. Steven Gurrola, Arizona Nick Kelly, Arizona St. Hroniss Grasu, Oregon Jake Brendel, UCLA Henry Anderson, Stanford Leonard Williams, USC Nate Orchard, Utah DeForest Buckner, Oregon Owa Odighizuwa, UCLA Dylan Wynn, Oregon St. Danny Shelton, Washington Kenny Clark, UCLA Scooby Wright III, Arizona Hau'oli Kikaha, Washington Shaq Thompson, Washington Myles Jack, UCLA Eric Kendricks, UCLA A. J. Tarpley, Stanford Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon Ishmael Adams, UCLA Fabian Moreau, UCLA Steven Nelson, Oregon St. Troy Hill, Oregon Su'a Cravens, USC Damarious Randall, Arizona St. Jordan Richards, Stanford Anthony Jefferson, UCLA Erick Dargan, Oregon Andy Phillips, Utah Zane Gonzales, Arizona St. Tom Hackett, Utah Drew Riggleman, Arizona Kaelin Clay, Utah Ty Montgomery, Stanford Shaq Thompson, Washington Charles Nelson, Oregon JuJu Smith, USC Coaches = selected by the Pac-12 coaches 2014 College Football All-America Team