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Author Ball, Philip, 1962- author.

Title The water kingdom : a secret history of China / Philip Ball.

Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    951 BAL    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    951 BAL    Available
Description 341 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: rain on the Summer Palace -- The great rivers -- Yangtze and Yellow: the axes of China's geography -- Out of the water -- The myths and origins of ancient China -- Finding the way -- Water as source and metaphor in Daoism and Confucianism -- Channels of power -- How China's waterways shaped its political landscape -- Voyages of the eunuch admiral -- How China explored the world -- Rise and fall of the hydraulic state -- Taming the waters by bureaucracy -- War on the waters -- Rivers and lakes as sites and instruments of conflict -- Mao's dams -- The technocratic vision of a new China -- The fluid art of expression -- How water infuses Chinese painting and literature -- Water and China's future -- Threats, promises and a new dialogue.
Subject China -- Civilization -- Environmental aspects.
China -- Geography.
Water and civilization.
ISBN 9780226369204 hardcover ; alkaline paper
022636920X hardcover ; alkaline paper

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