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 (yo͞o-än′, yü-)
A Chinese dynasty (1279-1368) established by the Mongolian ruler Kublai Khan with its capital at present-day Beijing. It was superseded by the Ming dynasty.

[Mandarin Yuán, after the phrase from I Ching dà zāi qián yuán, how great is heaven the progenitor!, from yuán, primary, first, from Middle Chinese ŋyan; akin to Tibetan mgo, head, summit and mgon-po, master, lord.]


 (yo͞o-än′, yü-)
n. pl. yuan or yu·ans
See Table at currency.

[Mandarin yuán, round, yuan (in the latter meaning, loan translation of Japanese en, yen, written with the same Chinese character as Mandarin yuán, round), from Middle Chinese yan, round; see yen2.]


n, pl -an
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of China, divided into 10 jiao and 100 fen. Also called: renminbi or renminbi yuan
[from Chinese yüan round object; see yen1]


(Biography) the imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368
(Ceramics) of or relating to the Chinese porcelain produced during the Yüan dynasty, characterized by the appearance of under-glaze blue-and-white ware


(ˈjuːˈæn) or


(Placename) a river in SE central China, rising in central Guizhou province and flowing northeast to Lake Tungting. Length: about 800 km (500 miles)


(yuˈɑn; Chin. yüɑn)

n., pl. -an.
the basic monetary unit of China.
[1915–20; < Chinese yuán literally, round]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yuan - the basic unit of money in Chinayuan - the basic unit of money in China  
Chinese monetary unit - the monetary unit in the People's Republic of China
jiao - 10 jiao equal 1 yuan in China
2.yuan - the imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368Yuan - the imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Çin para birimiyuan


[ˈjuːˈæn] Nyuan m


[juːˈæn] nyuan m


(juˈӕn) plural yuˈan noun
the standard unit of currency in the People's Republic of China.
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The inflow of foreign currencies would heat up the Chinese economy, with increasing pressure to print additional yuans and circulate them in the economy.
When there is a high inflow of US dollars into the Chinese economy, the PBOC needs to print additional yuans, which will drive inflation upwards and dilute its value - enhancing the export position but worsening the debt scenario.
However, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) maintains the value of the yuan within a certain upper and lower limit - in a 2 per cent range broadly - utilising in the process a few monetary tools.
The Third edition of Beijing International Film Festival has witnessed signing of new deals worth billions of yuans.
The National Convention Center in Beijing hosted a formal ritual on last Monday (22nd April) for signing deals, and the list of newly signed contracts consisted of Chinese Business Cooperation Memorandum, Chinese Film Industrial Park, Yuan Shangdu Studio, Poly Pictures 2013-2014 cinema projects, Dadi Cinema investments, and the 2013 annual financing plans of Hengye Film as well as Beijing International Film and Trade Service Center.
Out of the newly inked contracts, the value of 21 deals stands at over 100 million yuan, whilst Sino-foreign co-production projects recorded a 1066.
28 yuans to the dollar as a pre-condition to joining the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations.
Nonetheless, some 87 members of Congress recently Signed and sent a letter to President Bush regarding the perceived under-valuation of the Chinese yuan.
If not for the interconnected universe facilitating the flow of yuan in years past, how could I have arrived in Ukraine at this time?
Though Ukrainian may not have a word for yuan, I knew the feeling was the same--that human encounters are precious and miraculous in a way that goes beyond the power of words to describe.
IN A LETTER TO HIS FRIEND Bo Juyi [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in 815, the poet Yuan Zhen [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] described a collection of "over eight hundred" of his own poems that he had presented to an official visiting his area a few years earlier, in 812.
Yuan Zhen's "poetry of seductive allure"--or what we think remains of it--had a curious transmission history after the Tang, a history that has surely affected readers' understanding of Yuan Zhen's oeuvre and the shape of romantic literature in the mid-Tang generally.