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  • It was decided that Sichuan, Yunnan, and Guizhou, and other western provinces would constitute the so-called Third Line (sanxian), into which a large number of modern factories were moved from coastal areas.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • The compatibility of this Japanese instrument with American country music is not so odd if you think about it, as the shamisen and the banjo are thought by some to have a common ancestor in the Chinese sanxian.

    Jammin’ shamisen » Japundit Blog

  • Chinese dulcimer (yangqin), The Moon Over Guanshan on the sanxian and Song of the Tea-Pickers, taken from Yue Opera, is arranged for an instrumental ensemble.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Chinese lute (pipa), the three-string lute (sanxian) and the two-string Chinese fiddle (erhu).

    WN.com - Business News

  • Over Guanshan on the sanxian and Song of the Tea-Pickers, taken from Yue Opera, is arranged for an instrumental ensemble.

    WN.com - Business News

  • (北海道蟹粉小包, NT$250) and sanxian steamed dumplings (三鮮蒸餃, NT$200).

    Taipei Times

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