Poyang, Lake (Póyáng Hú 鄱阳湖)

In 1363 the largest naval battle in China’s history took place in Lake Poyang between a Mongol general of the Yuan dynasty and the soon-to-be first emperor of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).

Jiangxi Province’s Lake Poyang, aside from being China’s largest freshwater lake and a sanctuary for migratory birds and endangered species, is the metaphorically rich setting for legends retold throughout China’s long history. In the twenty-first century it retains its scenic splendor, but the lake and….

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