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An alluvial plain is a largely flat landform created by the deposition of sediment over a long period of time by one or more rivers coming from highland regions, from which alluvial soil forms.
Altair, also designated Alpha Aquilae (α Aquilae, abbreviated Alpha Aql, α Aql), is the brightest star in the constellation of Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky.
Amne Machin or Anyi Machen ("Grandfather Pomra") is the highest peak of a mountain range of the same name in the province of Qinghai in west-central China.
Ancient Chinese States were typified by variously sized city states and territories that existed in China prior to its unification by Qin Shi Huang in 221 BCE.
China, with one-fifth of the world's population, accounts for two-thirds of the world's reported aquaculture production.
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.
An autonomous region (AR) is a first-level administrative division of China.
Baotou (ᠪᠤᠭᠤᠲᠤ Buɣutu qota, Бугат хот) also known as Bugat hot is the second largest city by urban population in Inner Mongolia.
The Bayan Har Mountains (Баянхар уул, Bayanhar ūl, meaning "rich black"), formerly known as the Bayen-káras, are a mountain range in Tibet, China.
Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city.
Bengal (Bānglā/Bôngô /) is a geopolitical, cultural and historical region in Asia, which is located in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent at the apex of the Bay of Bengal.
Binzhou, formerly Putai, is a prefecture-level city in northern Shandong Province in the People's Republic of China.
Bozhou or Bo Prefecture (博州) was a zhou (prefecture) in imperial China, centering on modern Liaocheng, Shandong, China.
Bohai Bay is one of the three bays forming the Bohai Gulf, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, in northeast China.
The Bohai Sea or Bo Sea, also known as Bohai Gulf, Bo Gulf or Pohai Bay, is the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea and Korea Bay on the coast of Northeastern and North China.
The Book of Han or History of the Former Han is a history of China finished in 111, covering the Western, or Former Han dynasty from the first emperor in 206 BCE to the fall of Wang Mang in 23 CE.
Chang'an was an ancient capital of more than ten dynasties in Chinese history, today known as Xi'an.
The Chanyuan Treaty in 1004-1005 was the pivotal point in the relations between the Northern Song (960-1127) and the Liao Dynasties (916-1125).
Chiang Kai-shek (31 October 1887 – 5 April 1975), also romanized as Chiang Chieh-shih or Jiang Jieshi and known as Chiang Chungcheng, was a political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975, first in mainland China until 1949 and then in exile in Taiwan.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
Chinese mythology refers to myths found in the historical geographic area of China: these include myths in Chinese and other languages, as transmitted by Han Chinese and other ethnic groups, which have their own languages and myths.
The Chinese softshell turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis) is a species of softshell turtle that is endemic to China (Inner Mongolia to Hainan) and Taiwan, with records of escapees—some of which have established introduced populations—in a wide range of other Asian countries, as well as Spain, Brazil and Hawaii.
Chinese units of measurement, known in Chinese as the shìzhì ("market system"), are the traditional units of measurement of the Han Chinese.
In classical antiquity, the seven classical planets are the seven non-fixed astronomical objects in the sky visible to the naked eye: Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Mercury, the Sun, and the Moon.
The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande).
The Commercial Press is the first modern publishing organisation in China.
A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of water or underground streams.
The Datong River, known as the Julak Chu in Amdo Tibetan, is a river in China in the Yellow River basin.
Dawen River or River Dawenhe is a river in Shandong Province, China.
The Daxia River is a tributary of the Yellow River in southern Gansu Province in China's west.
Deposition is the geological process in which sediments, soil and rocks are added to a landform or land mass.
A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.
Dezhou is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Shandong province, People's Republic of China.
Dongying, a prefecture-level city, lies on the northern (Bohai Sea) coast of Shandong province, People's Republic of China.
A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.
Duan Ning (段凝) (died November 8, 928?Zizhi Tongjian, vol. 276..), né Duan Mingyuan (段明遠), known as Li Shaoqin (李紹欽) during the reign of Emperor Zhuangzong of Later Tang (Li Cunxu), was a general of the Chinese Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period states Later Liang and Later Tang.
The Fen River drains the center of Shanxi Province, China.
Gansu (Tibetan: ཀན་སུའུ་ Kan su'u) is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the northwest of the country.
China has great physical diversity.
Golog (Golok or Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is an autonomous prefecture occupying the southeastern corner of Qinghai province, People's Republic of China.
Gonghe County, also known as Kungho, is a county of Qinghai Province, China under the administration of Hainan Prefecture.
The grade (also called slope, incline, gradient, mainfall, pitch or rise) of a physical feature, landform or constructed line refers to the tangent of the angle of that surface to the horizontal.
The Grand Canal, known to the Chinese as the Beijing–Hangzhou Grand Canal (Jīng-Háng Dà Yùnhé), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the longest as well as one of the oldest canal or artificial river in the world and a famous tourist destination.
Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae); however, sedge (Cyperaceae) and rush (Juncaceae) families can also be found along with variable proportions of legumes, like clover, and other herbs.
Guanzhong (formerly romanised as Kwanchung), or Guanzhong Plain, is a historical region of China corresponding to the lower valley of the Wei River.
Gui'de County is a county in the east of Qinghai Province, China.
Gyaring Lake or Zhaling Lake is a large freshwater lake in the Yellow River catchment in China, it is in the southeast of Qinghai Province.The name of lake means "Long Grey Lake" in Tibetan language.
The Hai River (lit."Sea River"), formerly known as the Peiho, Pei He or ("White River"), is a Chinese river connecting Beijing to Tianjin and the Bohai Sea.
The Han dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China (206 BC–220 AD), preceded by the Qin dynasty (221–206 BC) and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 AD). Spanning over four centuries, the Han period is considered a golden age in Chinese history. To this day, China's majority ethnic group refers to themselves as the "Han Chinese" and the Chinese script is referred to as "Han characters". It was founded by the rebel leader Liu Bang, known posthumously as Emperor Gaozu of Han, and briefly interrupted by the Xin dynasty (9–23 AD) of the former regent Wang Mang. This interregnum separates the Han dynasty into two periods: the Western Han or Former Han (206 BC–9 AD) and the Eastern Han or Later Han (25–220 AD). The emperor was at the pinnacle of Han society. He presided over the Han government but shared power with both the nobility and appointed ministers who came largely from the scholarly gentry class. The Han Empire was divided into areas directly controlled by the central government using an innovation inherited from the Qin known as commanderies, and a number of semi-autonomous kingdoms. These kingdoms gradually lost all vestiges of their independence, particularly following the Rebellion of the Seven States. From the reign of Emperor Wu (r. 141–87 BC) onward, the Chinese court officially sponsored Confucianism in education and court politics, synthesized with the cosmology of later scholars such as Dong Zhongshu. This policy endured until the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911 AD. The Han dynasty saw an age of economic prosperity and witnessed a significant growth of the money economy first established during the Zhou dynasty (c. 1050–256 BC). The coinage issued by the central government mint in 119 BC remained the standard coinage of China until the Tang dynasty (618–907 AD). The period saw a number of limited institutional innovations. To finance its military campaigns and the settlement of newly conquered frontier territories, the Han government nationalized the private salt and iron industries in 117 BC, but these government monopolies were repealed during the Eastern Han dynasty. Science and technology during the Han period saw significant advances, including the process of papermaking, the nautical steering ship rudder, the use of negative numbers in mathematics, the raised-relief map, the hydraulic-powered armillary sphere for astronomy, and a seismometer for measuring earthquakes employing an inverted pendulum. The Xiongnu, a nomadic steppe confederation, defeated the Han in 200 BC and forced the Han to submit as a de facto inferior partner, but continued their raids on the Han borders. Emperor Wu launched several military campaigns against them. The ultimate Han victory in these wars eventually forced the Xiongnu to accept vassal status as Han tributaries. These campaigns expanded Han sovereignty into the Tarim Basin of Central Asia, divided the Xiongnu into two separate confederations, and helped establish the vast trade network known as the Silk Road, which reached as far as the Mediterranean world. The territories north of Han's borders were quickly overrun by the nomadic Xianbei confederation. Emperor Wu also launched successful military expeditions in the south, annexing Nanyue in 111 BC and Dian in 109 BC, and in the Korean Peninsula where the Xuantu and Lelang Commanderies were established in 108 BC. After 92 AD, the palace eunuchs increasingly involved themselves in court politics, engaging in violent power struggles between the various consort clans of the empresses and empresses dowager, causing the Han's ultimate downfall. Imperial authority was also seriously challenged by large Daoist religious societies which instigated the Yellow Turban Rebellion and the Five Pecks of Rice Rebellion. Following the death of Emperor Ling (r. 168–189 AD), the palace eunuchs suffered wholesale massacre by military officers, allowing members of the aristocracy and military governors to become warlords and divide the empire. When Cao Pi, King of Wei, usurped the throne from Emperor Xian, the Han dynasty would eventually collapse and ceased to exist.
The Han River, also known by its Chinese names Hanshui and Han Jiang, is a left tributary of the Yangtze in central China.
Hangu Pass or Hanguguan is a pass separating the upper Yellow River and Wei valleys—the cradle of Chinese civilization and seat of its longtime capital Xi'an—from the fertile North China Plain.
Hebei (postal: Hopeh) is a province of China in the North China region.
Hebo is the god of the Yellow River.
Henan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the central part of the country.
Henglong (is a former city in northern China. A burst fascine there in 1034 diverted the Yellow River north into three separate courses east of Daming, one terminating in the Chi River, another in the You, the last in the Jin.Elvin, Mark & Liu Cuirong (eds.) Studies in Environment and History:, pp. 555 ff. Cambridge Uni. Press, 1998.. Accessed 15 Oct. 2011. The flood was recorded as reducing the revenues of the northern provinces by half, damage that had not been repaired before the even larger flood and course change in 1048.
Hetao is a region in the upper reaches of the Yellow River in Northwestern China.
Heze, formerly known as Caozhou, is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Shandong, China.
The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC,William G. Boltz, Early Chinese Writing, World Archaeology, Vol.
Hongze Lake is in Jiangsu Province, China and is encompassed by the prefecture-level cities Suqian (Sihong County and Siyang County) and Huai'an (Xuyi County and Hongze County).
The Huai River, formerly romanized as the Hwai, is a major river in China.
The Huangshui River or Huang Shui is a river in Qinghai and Gansu, China.
Huayuankou is a town in Huiji District, used to be a ferry of the Yellow River in Zhengzhou, Henan, China.
The Hukou Waterfall, is the largest waterfall on the Yellow River, China, the second largest waterfall in China (after the Huangguoshu Waterfall), and the world's largest yellow waterfall.
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.
Ice jams occur on rivers when floating ice accumulates at a natural or man-made feature that impedes its progress downstream.
Inner Mongolia, officially the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region or Nei Mongol Autonomous Region (Ѳвѳр Монголын Ѳѳртѳѳ Засах Орон in Mongolian Cyrillic), is one of the autonomous regions of China, located in the north of the country.
Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals.
Jainzha County or Chentsa County (Tibetan: གཅན་ཚ།: Wylie: gcan tsha; Chinese: 尖扎县, pinyin: Jiānzhā Xiàn) is a county in Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, China, to Tibetans in the area known as Malho Prefecture, part of Amdo.
Jinan, formerly romanized as Tsinan, is the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China.
The Jinan Yellow River Bridge, also known as the Jinan Yellow River Highway Bridge, is a cable-stayed road bridge across the Yellow River in the city of Jinan, Shandong Province, China.
Jining is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Shandong province.
Jiyuan is a sub-prefecture-level city in northwestern Henan province, People's Republic of China.
Kaifeng, known previously by several names, is a prefecture-level city in east-central Henan province, China.
The Kangxi Emperor (康熙; 4 May 165420 December 1722), personal name Xuanye, was the fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty, the first to be born on Chinese soil south of the Shanhai Pass near Beijing, and the second Qing emperor to rule over that part of China, from 1661 to 1722.
Kenli District is a district of the city of Dongying, in northern Shandong province.
The Khitan people were a nomadic people from Northeast Asia who, from the 4th century, inhabited an area corresponding to parts of modern Mongolia, Northeast China and the Russian Far East.
Kua Fu or Kuafu is a giant in Chinese mythology who wished to capture the Sun.
The Kuomintang of China (KMT; often translated as the Nationalist Party of China) is a major political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, based in Taipei and is currently the opposition political party in the Legislative Yuan.
Lanzhou is the capital and largest city of Gansu Province in Northwest China.
The Later Liang (1 June 907 – 19 November 923), also known as Zhu Liang, was one of the Five Dynasties during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in China.
Tang, known in history as Later Tang, was a short-lived imperial dynasty that lasted from 923 to 937 during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in the history of China.
The Laxiwa Dam is an arch dam on the Yellow River in Qinghai Province, northwest China.
Li Zicheng (22 September 1606 – 1645), born Li Hongji, also known by the nickname, "Dashing King", was a Chinese rebel leader who overthrew the Ming dynasty in 1644 and ruled over China briefly as the emperor of the short-lived Shun dynasty before his death a year later.
Liaocheng, also known as the Water City, is a prefecture-level city in western Shandong province, China.
The Lijiaxia Dam (李家峡水库) is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Yellow River in Jainca County, Qinghai Province, China.
This is a list of the longest rivers on Earth.
This incomplete list of rivers that flow through China is organized according to the body of water into which each river empties, beginning with the Sea of Okhotsk in the northeast, moving clockwise on a map and ending with the Arctic Ocean.
The Liujiaxia Dam is a major hydroelectric dam on the upper Yellow River, in Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture of China's Gansu Province.
Loess (from German Löss) is a clastic, predominantly silt-sized sediment that is formed by the accumulation of wind-blown dust.
The Loess Plateau, also known as the Huangtu Plateau, is a plateau located around the Wei River valley and the southern half of the Ordos Loop of the Yellow River in central China.
Longyang District is a district of the city of Baoshan, Yunnan province, China.
The Longyangxia Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam at the entrance of the Longyangxia canyon on the Yellow River in Gonghe County, Qinghai Province, China.
The Luo River is a tributary of the Yellow River in China.
The Luokou Yellow River Railway Bridge is a railway bridge across the Yellow River in Jinan, Shandong, China built in the early 20th century.
Luoyang, formerly romanized as Loyang, is a city located in the confluence area of Luo River and Yellow River in the west of Henan province.
The Maerdang Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam currently under construction on the Yellow River in Maqên County, Qinghai Province, China.
Maqên County is a county of Qinghai Province, China.
Maqu County (Chinese: 玛曲县; Tibetanརྨ་ཆུ་རྫོང，Rma chu rdzong) is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China.
The Mekong is a trans-boundary river in Southeast Asia.
Middle Chinese (formerly known as Ancient Chinese) or the Qieyun system (QYS) is the historical variety of Chinese recorded in the Qieyun, a rime dictionary first published in 601 and followed by several revised and expanded editions.
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System.
The Ming dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China – then known as the – for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty.
The Mongolian language (in Mongolian script: Moŋɣol kele; in Mongolian Cyrillic: монгол хэл, mongol khel.) is the official language of Mongolia and both the most widely-spoken and best-known member of the Mongolic language family.
The National Central Library (NCL) is the national library of Taiwan, Republic of China, which it is located at No.
China is one of the countries most affected by natural disasters.
Ngoring Lake（）or Ngoreng Lake or Eling Lake is a large freshwater lake in the Yellow River catchment, it is in the southeast of Qinghai Province.The name of lake means "Long Blue Lake" in Tibetan language.
The Nian Rebellion was an armed uprising that took place in northern China from 1851 to 1868, contemporaneously with Taiping Rebellion (1851–1864) in South China.
The Nile River (النيل, Egyptian Arabic en-Nīl, Standard Arabic an-Nīl; ⲫⲓⲁⲣⲱ, P(h)iaro; Ancient Egyptian: Ḥ'pī and Jtrw; Biblical Hebrew:, Ha-Ye'or or, Ha-Shiḥor) is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is commonly regarded as the longest river in the world, though some sources cite the Amazon River as the longest.
Ningxia (pronounced), officially the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR), is an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China located in the northwest part of the country.
North China (literally "China's north") is a geographical region of China, lying North of the Qinling Huaihe Line.
The North China Plain is based on the deposits of the Yellow River and is the largest alluvial plain of China.
North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power (also referred to as North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, or simply NCWU. i.e.) is a teaching and research university established in 1951 and is now located in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.
Old Chinese, also called Archaic Chinese in older works, is the oldest attested stage of Chinese, and the ancestor of all modern varieties of Chinese.
The Ordos Loop is a large rectangular bend of the Yellow River in central China.
The path of least resistance is the physical or metaphorical pathway that provides the least resistance to forward motion by a given object or entity, among a set of alternative paths.
The Pearl River, also known by its Chinese name Zhujiang and formerly often known as the, is an extensive river system in southern China.
Pianguan County is a county in the northwest of Shanxi province, China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the northwest.
Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan.
Provincial-level administrative divisions or first-level administrative divisions, are the highest-level Chinese administrative divisions.
Puyang is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Henan province, People's Republic of China.
The qilin is a mythical hooved chimerical creature known in Chinese and other East Asian cultures, said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or illustrious ruler.
Qin (Old Chinese: *) was an ancient Chinese state during the Zhou dynasty.
The Qin dynasty was the first dynasty of Imperial China, lasting from 221 to 206 BC.
The Qin River is a tributary of the Yellow River in southeast Shanxi, China.
The Qing dynasty, also known as the Qing Empire, officially the Great Qing, was the last imperial dynasty of China, established in 1636 and ruling China from 1644 to 1912.
Qinghai, formerly known in English as Kokonur, is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northwest of the country.
The Qingshui River is a tributary of the Wu River in Guizhou Province, China.
Qingtong is a township-level division of Lingshou County, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China.
Qingtongxia is a city in north-central Ningxia, China.
Red River usually refers to one of.
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.
Ruo Shui (also Etsin Gol or Ruo He or Ejin River) is a major river system of northern China.
The Sanjiangyuan, is an area of the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai province, China which contains the headwaters of three great rivers of Asia: the Yellow, the Yangtze, and the Mekong.
Sanmenxia (postal: Sanmenhsia) is a prefecture-level city in western Henan Province, China.
The Sanmenxia Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the middle-reaches of the Yellow River near Sanmenxia Gorge on the border between Shanxi province and Henan Province, China.
The Second Sino-Japanese War was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945.
Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles.
Shaanxi is a province of the People's Republic of China.
Shandong (formerly romanized as Shantung) is a coastal province of the People's Republic of China, and is part of the East China region.
The Shandong Peninsula is a peninsula in Shandong province in eastern China, between the Bohai Sea to the north and the Yellow Sea to the south.
ShanghuChinese: s, p Shānghú.
Shanxi (postal: Shansi) is a province of China, located in the North China region.
A shuttle is a tool designed to neatly and compactly store a holder that carries the thread of the weft yarn while weaving with a loom.
Sichuan, formerly romanized as Szechuan or Szechwan, is a province in southwest China occupying most of the Sichuan Basin and the easternmost part of the Tibetan Plateau between the Jinsha River on the west, the Daba Mountains in the north, and the Yungui Plateau to the south.
Silt is granular material of a size between sand and clay, whose mineral origin is quartz and feldspar.
Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China.
The Song dynasty (960–1279) was an era of Chinese history that began in 960 and continued until 1279.
The South–North Water Transfer Project, also translated as the South-to-North Water Diversion Project (literal meaning: Project of diverting the south water to the north) is a multi-decade infrastructure mega-project in the People's Republic of China.
The Spring and Autumn period was a period in Chinese history from approximately 771 to 476 BC (or according to some authorities until 403 BC) which corresponds roughly to the first half of the Eastern Zhou Period.
Standard Tibetan is the most widely spoken form of the Tibetic languages.
A stream bed is the channel bottom of a stream or river, the physical confine of the normal water flow.
The Taiping Rebellion, also known as the Taiping Civil War or the Taiping Revolution, was a massive rebellion or total civil war in China that was waged from 1850 to 1864 between the established Manchu-led Qing dynasty and the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom under Hong Xiuquan.
Tao River is a right tributary of China's Yellow River.
The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History’s 100 Worst Atrocities is a popular history book by Matthew White, an independent scholar and self-described atrocitologist.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
Tiān (天) is one of the oldest Chinese terms for heaven and a key concept in Chinese mythology, philosophy, and religion.
Tianjin, formerly romanized as Tientsin, is a coastal metropolis in northern China and one of the four national central cities of the People's Republic of China (PRC), with a total population of 15,469,500, and is also the world's 11th-most populous city proper.
The Tibetan Plateau, also known in China as the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau or the Qing–Zang Plateau or Himalayan Plateau, is a vast elevated plateau in Central Asia and East Asia, covering most of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai in western China, as well as part of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Togtoh County (Mongolian: Toɣtaqu siyan, Тогтох шянь) is a county in west-central Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China, located on the north bank of the Yellow River at which point that great river turns out of the Ordos Loop toward the south.
Tongguan County (formerly romanized as Tungkwan) is a county in Shaanxi, China, administered as part of the prefecture-level city of Weinan.
Traditional Chinese characters (Pinyin) are Chinese characters in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946.
Turtle farming is the practice of raising turtles and tortoises of various species commercially.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.
Vega, also designated Alpha Lyrae (α Lyrae, abbreviated Alpha Lyr or α Lyr), is the brightest star in the constellation of Lyra, the fifth-brightest star in the night sky, and the second-brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere, after Arcturus.
Wangcun is a town under the administration of Xingyang City in northwest-central Henan province, China, located about northwest of downtown Xingyang.
The Wanjiazhai Dam is a gravity dam on the Yellow River on the border of Pianguan County, Shaanxi Province (east bank) and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (west bank), China.
The Warring States period was an era in ancient Chinese history of warfare, as well as bureaucratic and military reforms and consolidation, following the Spring and Autumn period and concluding with the Qin wars of conquest that saw the annexation of all other contender states, which ultimately led to the Qin state's victory in 221 BC as the first unified Chinese empire known as the Qin dynasty.
The water resources of China are affected by both severe water shortages and severe water pollution.
The Wei River is a major river in west-central China's Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.
Western China (or rarely) is the west of China.
The World Digital Library (WDL) is an international digital library operated by UNESCO and the United States Library of Congress.
The Wuding River begins in the Ordos Desert in Shaanxi Province, Inner Mongolia and flows south into loess canyons and farmland.
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Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, People's Republic of China.
The Xiaolangdi Dam (Chinese: 小浪底; Pinyin: Xiǎolàngdǐ) is a dam in Jiyuan, Henan Province, China, and impounds the Yellow River.
The Xigu District is an administrative district in Gansu, the People's Republic of China.
The Xin dynasty was a Chinese dynasty (termed so despite having only one emperor) which lasted from 9 to 23 AD.
Xinghai County (兴海县; pinyin: Xīnghǎi Xiàn) is county under the jurisdiction of Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, People's Republic of China Xinghai has an area of 13,158 square kilometers, and a 2001 population of 60,000.
Xingyang, is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, China.
The Yanqu Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam currently under construction on the Yellow River in Xinghai County, Qinghai Province, China.
The Yangtze, which is 6,380 km (3,964 miles) long, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.
The Yellow River or Huang He is the second longest river in Asia, after the Yangtze River, and the sixth longest river system in the world at the estimated length of.
The Yellow River Cantata is a cantata by Chinese composer Sinn Sing Hoi (1905–1945).
Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) is a government agency of Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China.
The Yellow River Map, Scheme, or Diagram (河圖, with variants for the second character) is an ancient Chinese concept.
The Yellow River Piano Concerto is a piano concerto arranged by a collaboration between musicians including Yin Chengzong and Chu Wanghua, and based on the Yellow River Cantata by composer Xian Xinghai.
The Yellow Sea or West Sea is located between China and Korea.
Yinchuan is the capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China, and historically it was the former capital of the Western Xia Empire of the Tanguts.
Yongjing (Xiao'erjing: ﻳْﻮ دٍ ﺷِﯿًﺎْ) is a county in Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in China's Gansu Province.
The Yongle Emperor (Yung-lo in Wade–Giles; 2 May 1360 – 12 August 1424) — personal name Zhu Di (WG: Chu Ti) — was the third emperor of the Ming dynasty in China, reigning from 1402 to 1424.
The Yu Gong or Tribute of Yu is a chapter of the Book of Xia (夏書/夏书) section of the Book of Documents, one of the Five Classics of ancient Chinese literature.
Yulshul Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, commonly known as Yushu (retranscribed into Tibetan as), is an autonomous prefecture of southwestern Qinghai province, China.
Zhang Qian (d. 113) was a Chinese official and diplomat who served as an imperial envoy to the world outside of China in the 2nd century BC, during the time of the Han dynasty.
Zheng He (1371–1433 or 1435) was a Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, fleet admiral, and court eunuch during China's early Ming dynasty.
Zhengzhou is the capital of Henan Province in the central part of the People's Republic of China.
Zhongning County is a county under the administration of Zhongwei city in west-central Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the northwest.
The Zhongshan Bridge was the first permanent bridge over the Yellow River.
Zhongyuan, Chungyuan, or the Central Plain, also known as Zhongtu, Chungtu or Zhongzhou, Chungchou, is the area on the lower reaches of the Yellow River which formed the cradle of Chinese civilization.
Zibo (pronounced) is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong province, China.
Zoigê County (Tibetan: མཛོད་དགེ་རྫོང༌།, Wylie: mdzod dge rdzong) is a county of Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China, bordering Gansu to the north.
The Zoigê Marsh, also known as the Ruoergai Marsh or the Songpan Grasslands, is located in the eastern part of the Tibetan Plateau and forms the largest high-altitude marsh area in the world.
Zouyu is a legendary creature mentioned in old Chinese literature.
The 1344 Yellow River flood was a major natural disaster during the Yuan dynasty of Imperial China.
The 1391 Yellow River flood was a major natural disaster during the early Ming dynasty in China.
The 1494 Yellow River flood was a natural disaster in China during the Ming dynasty.
The 1642 Yellow River flood or Kaifeng flood was a man-made disaster that principally affected Kaifeng and Xuzhou.
The 1887 Yellow River flood was a devastating flood on the Yellow River (Huang He) in China.
The 1897 Yellow River flood was a major natural disaster during the late Qing dynasty in China.
The 1931 China floods or the 1931 Yangzi-Huai River floods were a series of devastating floods that occurred in the Republic of China.
The 1938 Yellow River flood (literally "Huayuankou embankment breach incident") was a flood created by the Nationalist Government in central China during the early stage of the Second Sino-Japanese War in an attempt to halt the rapid advance of Japanese forces.
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