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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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Our selection is based on a rigorous tasting made at Hakkasan's sister Michelin-starred restaurant Yauatcha, which boasts over 100 varieties of teas, coming from all the classic tea growing regions of China and Taiwan, such as Fujian, Yunan, Hunan and Sechuan.
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Hitachi expresses deep condolences for victims of the earthquake and sincerely hopes for the earliest recovery of the people and areas in Sechuan province affected by the disaster.
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This has been clearly illustrated through press coverage of calamitous 21st-century events such as the Pakistan, Sechuan and Haitian earthquakes and the Indian Ocean and Japanese tsunamis - each a stark reminder of the vulnerability of modern nations to natural disasters.
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The Sechuan Button is a must-try for an indescribable sensation you'll never forget.
In Sechuan province, the mid-west and the interior, where the weather is hot and humid, they like hot, spicy food," says Brian.
Telling the crowd they weren't allowed to leave until trying his next creation, Mazard dissected a Sechuan Button, a flower of African and Chinese origins that looks like a zinnia with its petals removed.
Ha escrito Mujeres de sal (1986); Efecto invernadero (1992); Canon perpetuo (1993); Salon de belleza (1994); Damas chinas (1995); Tres novelas (1995), Poeta ciego (1998); El jardin de la senora Murakami (2000); Flores (2000); Shiki Nagaoka: una nariz de ficcion (2001), La escuela del dolor humano de Sechuan (2001); Jacobo el mutante (2002); Perros heroes (2003); Obra reunida (2005); Lecciones para una liebre muerta (2005); Underwood portatil modelo 1915 (2005); La jornada de la mona y el paciente (2006) y El gran vidrio (2007).