shǎn Shanzhou


Alternative traditional form of character:

Different tone

shān (mountain) shān (bristle)

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Provinces

陕西 Shaanxi

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Firecrackers

The loud bangs from strings of firecrackers are often heard when the Chinese have something to celebrate. Traditionally gunpowder was packed into the hollow stem of bamboo, but now paper and plastic are used for the casing. Liuyang in Hunan is a key center in the manufacture of firecrackers.
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Food transport

The grand canal performed a vital function for supplying food to the vast imperial capital of Chang'an (Xi'an) particularly in the Tang dynasty. Huge barges labored slowly along the carefully maintained canal - still the longest in the world at 1,100 miles. About 100,000 tons of rice were transported from the agricultural south to the urban north each year.
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