Yangtze Valley
The Yangtze River (/ˈjæŋtsi/ or /ˈjɑːŋtsi/) or Chang Jiang ([tʂʰɑ̌ŋ tɕjɑ́ŋ]) is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 kilometers (3,988 mi) from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It is also one of the biggest rivers by discharge volume in the world. The Yangtze drains one-fifth of the land area of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and its river basin is home to one-third of the PRC's population.
Along with the Yellow River, the Yangtze is the most important river in the history, culture and economy of China. The prosperous Yangtze River Delta generates as much as 20% of the PRC's GDP. The Yangtze River flows through a wide array of ecosystems and is itself habitat to several endemic and endangered species including the Chinese alligator and the Yangtze sturgeon. For thousands of years, people have used the river for water, irrigation, sanitation, transportation, industry, boundary-marking and war. The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the largest hydro-electric power station in the world.
In recent years, the river has suffered from industrial pollution, agricultural run-off, siltation, and loss of wetland and lakes, which exacerbates seasonal flooding. Some sections of the river are now protected as nature reserves. A stretch of the Yangtze flowing through deep gorges in western Yunnan is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Yangtze valley climate | Encyclopedia Britannica
Within the province, two subtypes of climate may be distinguished: the Yangtze Valley climate, in central and southern Jiangsu, and the North China climate, ...
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Rivers of Life: River Profiles - The Yangtze
The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and third longest in the world. ... The dam is expected to help control the flooding of the Yangtze River Valley.
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May 21, 2014 ... Agriculture. The Yangtze basin contributes nearly half of China's crop production, including more than two-thirds of the total volume of rice.
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The Yangtze Valley and Beyond, first published in 1899, contains the account by the redoubtable Isabella Bird (now Mrs J. F. Bishop) of a journey through ...
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Three Gorges: The Biggest Dam in the World (TV Movie 1998) - IMDb
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Open Access funded by China University of Geosciences (Beijing): Under a Creative ... Neolithic cultural sequences established in the Yangtze Valley.
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Aug 3, 2003 ... According to one leading authority on Yangtze Valley archaeology, Professor Kazuo Miyamoto of Japan's Kyushu University, the discoveries ...
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Trucks dump rocks into the Yangtze to close a final section of the dike ... much- needed energy for China's populous Yangtze River valley, where a third of China's .... Huang Wanli, 86, a professor emeritus at Qinghua University, was one of the ...
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Isabella Lucy Bird, Isabella Bird, 2010
THE Yangtze Valley CHAPTER I. GEOGRAPHICAL AND INTRODUCTORY THE events which have rendered the Yangtze Valley literally a " sphere of interest " throughout the British Empire lie outside the purview of these volumes.
With Boat and Gun in the Yangtze Valley
Henling Thomas Wade, 2012
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.
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Isabella Bishop, 2013
To writeofthe Yangtze Valley, theBritish “sphere ofinfluence” (a phrase against which I protest), without any allusionto suchanimportant factor asits inhabitants, would beamistake, for sooner or later, in various ways, weshall have to reckon with ...
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The Yangtze Valley and Beyond | Old China Books Book Blog
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Grand China Yangtze River Cruise - Grand European Travel Blog
Grand European Travel guest Helen shares her thoughts on what made her Yangtze River Cruise such a great trip for photography.
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A Ground-Up View of the Chinese Economy from the Yangtze Valley - NYTimes.com
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Holocene environmental change and archaeology, Yangtze River Valley, China: Review and prospects
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Film Description | Up the Yangtze | POV | PBS
Nearing completion, China's massive Three Gorges Dam is altering the landscape and the lives of people living along the fabled Yangtze River. Countless ancient villages and historic locales will be submerged, and 2 million people will lose their homes and livelihoods.
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Prehistoric jade processing site found in Yangtze Valley - China culture
The earliest known jade and stoneware processing site dating back to the Neolithic Age in Yangtze Valley was found recently in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province.
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The Suicide Catcher
In the rapidly modernizing, constantly churning city of Nanjing, China, there is a legendary bridge, four miles long, where day after day, week after week, the desperate and melancholy and tormented come to end their lives. Most end up in the Yangtze River, 130 feet below. But some do not meet their
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