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    Stretching a total of about 3,964 miles, the Yangtze River has played a considerable role in the lives of Chinese citizens for thousands of years. Along with serving as a major form of water transportation and trading, Asia’s longest river is considered a key role in China’s agriculture and economic system. Where the river runs through Sandouping, one would find the Three Gorges Dam—the largest, and possibly the most infamous, dam in the world. Even though the Chinese government had intentions of using the dam to control flooding and generate power, the Three Gorges Dam has proven itself to be an environmental catastrophe for the Chinese. Even before the Three Gorges Dam was built, the Yangtze River was still considered to be a “polluted river.” However, the construction of the dam worsened the issue to far more serious measures. For instance, since the placement of the Three Gorges Dam, eutrophication—the process by which nutrients, such as nitrogen, are…

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    Yueyang Hsia Yung Analysis

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    Since the Tang Dynasty in 716 AD, the Yueyang Tower has guarded the Northern gateway to the Hunan province, the point where the Yangtze River meets the Xiang River at Lake Dongting. The site, once a platform for the Wu Kingdom (222-250 AD) general Lu Su to train his naval troops1, offers a beautiful and strategic panoramic view of the surrounding area and a near bird’s eye view of the lake – one of China’s largest bodies of fresh water. The tower had already been through numerous…

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    Li Bai Poem Analysis

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    The period 713-756 AD was the time the Tang Dynasty reached its zenith, and it was also known as the golden age of Chinese poetry. Among all the brilliant poets of the time, Li Bai 李白was one of the greatest and most influential romantic poets in Chinese literary history. Li Bai(701-762), styled Taibai 太白, and his pseudonym was Qinglianjushi 青莲居士, which means “lay Buddhist of blue lotus”. He likes reading, traveling, drinking, and writing poems. Li Bai has superior and admirable writing skills,…

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    (2016) showed the inverse relationship between increasing temperature and decreasing evaporation in southwest China existed an evaporation paradox and the decreases contribution of wind speed to the changes of ETref offset the increases contribution of mean temperature. Wang et al. (2015) concluded that the contributions of net radiation, wind speed, actual vapor pressure are the major driving factors for the decrease in ETref for the three-river source region of China. Hence, further evaluation…

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    Nanjing Research Paper

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    Nanjing: Our Point of View In regards to the events that transpired due to the actions of the Japanese military force in 1937, there have been many accounts and retellings of those events. Throughout the decades people have used different words to describe what happened: a rape, a battle, an Invasion, or a massacre. Judging by the details of the event and the atrocities that were committed by the Japanese, the word Massacre would be the closest word to describe this tragic part of Chinese…

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    Viking Road Research Paper

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    of China History Channel). Stone Flower Cave (Natural Site) While I’m still in Beijing, after seeing the Great Wall, I intend on making a special trip to the Stone Flower Cave. This gorgeous cave was originally called Qianzhen or Shifo Cave, named by a wandering monk by the name of Yaun Guang. It formed like much of the earth, several million years ago, this area was a major body of water. After the earth’s crusts shifted, the sea floor rose upwards to create the land. Corrosion occurred and it…

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    Shakespeare In China

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    When a Westerner studies Chinese history or a Chinese language, an understanding of culture is essential to every lesson as Chinese culture differs significantly from any Western culture. Therefore, it must be studied more, in order to gain mastery in social situations and to fully understand China. In my studies, one of the more noteworthy things I have come across in Chinese culture is how inextricable the concept of face is from nearly every quirk and nuance of Chinese culture. Face is the…

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    it was one of the most devastating civil wars to date, costing an estimated twenty million to thirty million people their lives (Meyer-Fong, T. (2003). many say it cut the population in china to more than fifty percent. starting in 1851 after the taiping rebellion had defeated the chinese government in guangxi,the taiping army started traveling north on the yangzi river taking over many important cities (Meyer-Fong, T. (2003).moving forward to 1853 taiping forces arrived at what was there new…

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    China Water Project

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    The Sanmenxia dam has become a national symbol of power and the party’s ability to dominate nature. Many people hoped that the construction of the Sanmenxia Dam would block all the silt from upstream and make the Yellow River “run clear”. (Yellow River, pg.184) After completion, the dam failed to block all the silt in the Yellow River because the rapid silt accumulation has exceeded Chinese leader’s expectations. The purpose of the dam was later changed to discharge silt back into the river…

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    The Egyptian complex societies grew up along the banks of the longest river in the world, the Nile. During the third millennium BCE these people created a distinctive and powerful state. Many of the people living here had migrated to Egypt, some from the eastern and western deserts in Sinai and Libya. Ancient Egypt was an area where different cultures blended cultural practices and technologies. Very similar to the people of Egypt were the people of East Asia. Just like all the other people of…

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