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The History and Changes of Agriculture (3)

China’s main grain crops are rice, wheat, corn, soybeans and tuber crops. Paddy rice is the major grain crop in China, grown mainly in the Yangtze River valley and southern China, and on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. Wheat accounts for slightly more than one fifth of the total output of grain, planted mainly on the North [...]

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Nuwa Mended the Fallen

This is one of many Chinese flood myths that reflect the tortuous course of prehistory China. The fight of gods resulted in the disasters of the people. Nuwa, the creator of man, would not allow this to continue. She must save her offspring and the world that she started the arduous task by mending the [...]

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The Legend of Yu

Yu the Great, a Chinese prehistoric king, is still remembered and respected as the ruler who got the Yellow River back under control. Yu lived about four thousand years ago. At that time, people suffered from a big flood of the Yellow River. King Shun, the ruler before Yu, initially assigned Yu’s father Gun to [...]

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