Dujiangyan Irrigation System (Dūjiāngyàn Shuǐlì Gōngchéng 都江堰水利工程)

Ruth MOSTERN

Aerial view of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System. PHOTO BY RUTH MOSTERN.

Dujiangyan (The Weir on the Capital River) is a 2,300-year-old hydrological engineering works situated in the middle reaches of the Min River, the largest and longest of the Yangzi (Chang) headwaters. It is the oldest surviving water management system in the world, initially built by the Qin kingdom as a strategic element in defeating its rivals to the north and….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:13+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Science, Technology, and Medicine, Technology|Comments Off on Dujiangyan Irrigation System (Dūjiāngyàn Shuǐlì Gōngchéng 都江堰水利工程)

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