Hubei Province (Húběi Shěng 湖北省)

Bent NIELSEN

Hubei Province is located in central China; it is approximately the size of Syria. It was the center of the Chu kingdom during the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–221 BCE); today the steel yards and iron works of the capital, Wuhan, are among the largest in China. The huge Three Gorges Dam (the world’s largest engineering project) is being built in Hubei and is scheduled for completion in 2009.

Hubei (Hu-pei, Hupeh),….

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