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Huangshi Village (Huángshí Zhài, 黄石寨), the name of which means "Yellow Lion Village," is the highest village in the Zhangjiajie area. The village actually sits on top of a...

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The Chinese mania for taming rivers goes way back, preceding today's controversial Three Gorges and proposed Tiger Leaping Gorge projects by well over two thousand years. Sichuan's Dujiangyan Irrigation Project (Dūjiāngyàn Shuǐlì Gōngchéng, 都江堰水利工程), for example, dates back to the third century BC, when provincial governor and engineer Li Bing devised a scheme to both control the flood-prone Min River (Mín Jiāng, 岷江) and to use its waters to irrigate the surrounding farmland. The project has continued and..

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