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Borrowed from Mandarin 百色 (Bósè).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (dated) Synonym of Baise
    • 1920, Hosea Ballou Morse, The Trade and Administration of China[1], third revised edition, Longmans, Green & Co., page 289:
      The South River is often also called the West River (constituting, as it does, the main trade route) up to a point 30 miles above Nanning, where it is bifurcated into the Left Branch leading to Lungchow, and the Right Branch leading to Poseh, whence is a main trade route into Yunnan, by which the trade with Hongkong and Canton via Wuchow and via Pakhoi finds its way; Poseh is accessible to large native craft, of perhaps 30 tons capacity, navigated through the many rapids with great skill.
    • 1934, George Babock Cressey, China's Geographic Foundations: A Survey of the Land and Its People[2], McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., OCLC 715303399, OL 6300298M, page 379:
      Two lines of travel lead south and east from Yunnanfu. One is the route of the railway through Mengtsz to French Indo-China, with a caravan trail which branches off to Szemao in the southwest. The other road is the big east highway to Kwangtung. This road goes overland to Poseh at the head of navigation on the Si Kiang in western Kiangsi[sic – meaning Kwangsi], 355 miles distant, and requires twenty days of travel. From Poseh boats go down stream to Canton.
    • 1963, Jesse C. Fletcher, Bill Wallace of China[3], Nashville: Broadman Press, LCCN 63-17522, OCLC 1348811, page 89:
      The strange caravan was met by military authorities in Nanning, and Bill was told it would not be safe to stay there. He was advised to proceed to the little town of Poseh. The authorities felt the Japanese would be contained at Nanning, and if Bill and his group could reach Poseh, surely they could stop and begin their ministry.
    • 1965, R. Kay Gresswell; Anthony Huxley, editors, Standard Encyclopedia of the World's Rivers and Lakes[4], New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, LCCN 65-17523, OCLC 421916696, page 248:
      River traffic is important on the Si, although navigation is obstructed at many points by rapids and shallows. Ships of 10,000 tons call at Whampoa, Canton’s outer port, and vessels of 9-foot draft can travel upriver to Wuchow, the limit for ocean-going ships. Junks reach far into Kwangsi, and the Yuh is navigable for many months right up to Poseh on the Yunnan border, in spite of the difficult rapids between Kweiping and Nanning.