Sichuan Province, renowned worldwide for its cuisine, is one of China’s agricultural heartlands, thanks in part to the 2,300-year-old irrigation system still in use. The province, one of China’s most populous, played a key role in the early years of Deng Xiaoping’s reform program to decentralize the economy. The 12 May 2008 earthquake killed more than seventy thousand people in Sichuan.

Sichuan (Szechwan) Province is located on the upper reaches of

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:20-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Geography, Region|Comments Off on Sichuan Province (Sìchuān Shěng 四川省)|Sìchuān Shěng 四川省 (Sichuan Province)

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