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作者 Zhang, Ling, 1978- author
書名 The river, the plain, and the state : an environmental drama in Northern Song China, 1048-1128 / Ling Zhang, Boston College
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9781107155985 (hbk.)
1107155983 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  DS793.Y45 Z63 2016    在架上    30530001254341
 人文社會聯圖  DS793.Y45 Z455 2016    在架上    30600020101631
說明 xix, 318 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Studies in environment and history
附註 "On July 19, 1048, the Yellow River breached its banks, drastically changing its course across the Hebei Plain and turning it into a delta where the river sought a path out to the ocean. This dramatic shift of forces in the natural world resulted from political deliberation and hydraulic engineering of the imperial state of the Northern Song Dynasty. It created 80 years of social suffering, economic downturn, political upheaval, and environmental changes, which reshaped medieval North China Plain and challenged the state. Ling Zhang deftly applies textual analysis, theoretical provocation, and modern scientific data in her gripping analysis of how these momentous events altered China's physical and political landscapes and how its human communities adapted and survived. In so doing, she opens up an exciting new field of research by wedding environmental, political, economic, and social history in her examination of one of North China's most significant environmental changes"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (page 291-307) and index
Prologue. 1048: the opening of an environmental drama -- Part I. Pre-1048: Prelude to the Environmental Drama -- Before the Yellow River met the Hebei Plain -- The state's Hebei project -- The 1040s: on the eve of the flood -- Creating a delta landscape -- Part II. Post-1048: The Unfolding of the Environmental Drama -- Managing the Yellow River-Hebei environmental complex -- Life in the Yellow River Delta -- Agriculture: a subsistence-oriented economy -- Land and water: a thousand years of environmental trauma -- Epilogue. 1128: the close of the environmental drama
主題 Yellow River (China) -- History -- To 1500
Yellow River (China) -- Environmental conditions
Hydraulic engineering -- China -- Yellow River -- History -- To 1500
Hebei Sheng (China) -- Environmental conditions
Hebei Sheng (China) -- Social conditions
China -- History -- Song dynasty, 960-1279
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