Sichuan Province, short for Shu, is situated in the southwest of China, embracing the eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the Sichuan Basin. The province is 486,000 square km large with population 87.26 million (2007) consisting of different nationalities such as Han, Yi, Zang (Tibetan), Miao, Hui and Qiang. There are 32 cities, 3 minority nationality autonomous prefectures, 120 counties in Sichuan Province.
Sichuan Province has tremendous climatic difference resulting from the physical variation. In the eastern basin it is subtropical monsoon climate characterized by warm winter and hot summer, early spring and rainy autumn. It is wet and foggy and has little sunshine. The western part of Sichuan provinces has temperate or subtropical plateau climate, while the southern part of Sichuan shows marked variation in climates in the mountains and canyons.
Sichuan was referred to in ancient Chinese sources as Ba-Shu (巴蜀) as an abbreviation of the kingdoms of Ba and Shuwhich existed within the Sichuan Basin.Sichuan's capital of Chengdu is home to a large community of Tibetans, with 30,000 permanent Tibetan residents and up to 200,000 Tibetan floating population.The Eastern Lipo, included with either Yi people or Lisu people as well as the A-Hmao also are among the ethnic groups of the provinces.
Landscape Poetry Chengdu always have gathered Fuga is the narrowest place of the city landscape nourished the blood, poetry casting the soul of the city.
The Li Bai Memorial, located at Zhongba Town of northern Jiangyou County in Sichuan Province, is a museum in memory of Li Bai, a Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), at the place where he grew up. It was prepared in 1962 on the occasion of 1,200th anniversary of his death, completed in 1981 and opened to the public in October 1982. The memorial is built in the style of the classic garden of the Tang Dynasty.
The education system in Sichuan province, as elsewhere in China, can be simply summarized as "four educations" and "7 levels". The "four educations" refers to pre-school education, primary education, secondary education and higher education. The "7 levels" refers to kindergarten, primary school, junior high school, senior high school, higher college education, undergraduate education and postgraduate education.
Sichuan Provincial Government Scholarship
Institutions and Standard
The scholarship is applicable to the higher education institutions of Sichuan Province which are entitled to enroll foreign students. These institutions include full-time regular higher education institutions, higher vocational colleges and junior colleges which have been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education and offer formal programs.
Doctoral student scholarship: 30000 RMB/person/year
Master student scholarship: 25000 RMB/person/year
Undergraduate student scholarship: 20000 RMB/person/year
Junior college student scholarship: 15000 RMB/person/year
Long term student scholarship: 10000 RMB/person/year
Majors suitable for the foreign students
Qualification of applicants
Excellent students among the doctoral students, master students, undergraduate students, junior college students and long term students who are studying in the relevant institutions and who are applying to study in the institutions. The students will get the scholarship every year until they finish their study on the premise that they are approved by the institutions every year.
I know Sichuan cuisine is very famous in China, can you give some introductions?
The Sichuanese are proud of their cuisine, known as one of the Four Great Traditions of Chinese cuisine. The cuisine here is of "one dish, one shape, hundreds of dishes, hundreds of tastes", as the saying goes, to describe its acclaimed diversity. The most prominent traits of Sichuanese cuisine are described by four words: spicy, hot, fresh and fragrant.Sichuan cuisine is popular in the whole nation of China, so are Sichuan chefs.
How about the climate in Sichuan?
The climate in Sichuan is vastly different between its eastern and western parts. The Sichuan Basin has a humid sub-tropical monsoonal climate, with mild winters, hot summers, long frost-free period, plentiful rainfall and mist, high humidity, and less sunshine. Its average temperature in July, the hottest month, is 25-29oC; in January, the coldest month, 3-8oC. The Western Sichuan Plateau with its plateau climate has lower temperature and less rainfall than the Sichuan Basin, both of which differ again in the southern and northern sections of the plateau.