^Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Dec 21, 2006 David Levinson, Karen Christensen (2002). David Levinson, Karen Christensen, ed. Encyclopedia of modern Asia, Volume 6 (illustrated ed.). Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 174. ISBN0-684-31247-6. Retrieved February 29, 2012. "XIANG The term "Xiang" refers to the people and the local sublanguage used in Hunan, a province in southeast-central China; Xiang is derived from the older literary name of Hunan. It is estimated that more than 25 million Chinese (most of them living in Hunan"