Andrew FIELD

The Grand Canal in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

Originally built during the Sui dynasty (581–618 CE), the Grand Canal is a major waterway that unified northern and southern China, serving as a connection between major cities and as a vital means of maintaining trade relations within the empire. Today it is still used to transport goods such as bricks, gravel, sand, diesel, and coal.

The Grand Canal

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:13-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Science, Technology, and Medicine, Technology|Comments Off on Grand Canal (Dàyùnhé 大运河)|Dàyùnhé 大运河 (Grand Canal)

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