Shenyang(redirected from Shenyang, China)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Shen·yang(shŭn′yäng′) Formerly Muk·den (mo͝ok′dən, -dĕn′, mo͞ok′-)
A city of northeast China east-northeast of Beijing. The capital of Liaoning province, it was the site of the so-called Mukden, or Manchurian, Incident (1931), in which the Japanese army used an explosion on the railroad north of the city as a pretext to occupy Manchuria.
(Placename) a walled city in NE China in S Manchuria, capital of Liaoning province: capital of the Manchu dynasty from 1644–1912; seized by the Japanese in 1931. Pop: 4 916 000 (2005 est). Former name: Mukden