Xia Dynasty (Xià Cháo 夏朝)

Charles C. KOLB

Statue at the Yellow River Visitor’s Center depicting the legendary Yu, the first ruler of the Xia Dynasty. Yu earned his title through his merit as a civil servant; he was esteemed by his people for eliminating devastating annual flooding by organizing the construction of canals and dikes along all the major rivers. PHOTO BY PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.

The Xia was the earliest Chinese dynasty (going back some two….

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