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also Sze·chuan or Sze·chwan  (sĕch′wän′)
A province of southwest China crossed by the Yangtze River. Chengdu is the capital.


(ˈsɪtʃwɑːn) ,




(Placename) a province of SW China: the most populous administrative division in the country, esp in the central Red Basin, where it is crossed by three main tributaries of the Yangtze. Capital: Chengdu. Pop: 81 000 000 (2003 est). Area: about 569 800 sq km (220 000 sq miles)


(ˈsɪtʃˈwɑn, ˈsɪtʃ uˌɑn)

also Szechwan

a province in S central China. 112,140,000; 219,691 sq. mi. (569,000 sq. km). Cap.: Chengdu.
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Noun1.Sichuan - a populous province of south central ChinaSichuan - a populous province of south central China
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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Known as I-Ho Ch'uan ("Righteous and Harmonious Fists," which Western newspapers shortened to "Boxer") the Manchu government encouraged these rebels to attack foreigners and missionaries in the hope that they might drive them from China, without actually involving the Imperial court.
Kreg M, 1999, Effects of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Practice, T'ai Chi magazine, August vol (13) no (4)
He is a long-time teacher and T'ai Chi Ch'uan practitioner—first in New York City and now in upstate New York.
Often shortened to t'ai chi, taiji or tai chi in English usage, T'ai chi ch'uan or taijiquan is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.
Tai chi, also known as t'ai chi ch'uan, began as a martial art, but today it's most frequently practiced for its health benefits and meditative properties.
Portamento is to the voice what t'ai chi ch'uan is to the body: a controlled, fluid exchange of dominance between opposing muscles.
As a form of training, physical exercise has become a focus of great interest for current researchers (Erickson & Kramer, 2009), who have found that physical activities, such as t'ai chi ch'uan and yoga, are beneficial to cognitive functioning.
See Han-sheng Ch'uan "The Inflow of American Silver into China from the Late Ming to the Mid-Ch'ing Period," The Journal of the Institute of Chinese Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, vol.
Outside of Vietnam, scholars have also devoted much time to the categorization of kwv txhiaj: Graham (1938:32) listed ten categories of kwv txhiaj which he noted among the Ch'uan Miao (Hmong) in China (3), Mottin (1980:3-4) outlines twelve he encountered in Laos and Thailand, and Catlin (1981:8) compiled a list of seventeen which she noted among the American-Hmong.
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