Article ID: CBB318578788

Water Level Measurement and Flood Precautions along the Yellow River in the Qing Dynasty (2015)


The historical records of water level measurement not only reflect levels of hydrological science and technology,but also form an important part of disaster response. Based on the recognition of the characteristics of water level change process records of the Wanjintan in the middle reaches of Yellow River,and the management system of flood defense and reporting in the Qing Dynasty,this paper concludes that the system of flood reporting on the basis of water records was a specific way of natural disaster warning behavior actively employed in traditional society. There are a lot of clear requirements in the management records of the Yellow River,such as detailed prevention regulations,specific work tasks and implementation. The research uncovers the relationship of spatiotemporal synergy between risk awareness,human responses and environmental safety and the traditional social system under the Qing Dynasty.

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Authors & Contributors
Li, Cho-ying
Wang, Ke-ling
Pan, Sheng
Sun, Xiao-ke
Wang, Qianjin
Yang, Bin
Zhongguo Keji Shiliao (China Historical Materials of Science and Technology)
Guangxi Minzu Xueyuan Xuebao
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Journal of Historical Geography
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science
Franco Angeli
University of Chicago Press
Oxford University Press
Ohio University Press
Harvard University
Pearson Education Resources Italia
East Asia, civilization and culture
Water resource management
Environmental history
Flood control
Kangxi, Emperor of China
Time Periods
20th century
18th century
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
15th century
Ming dynasty (China, 1368-1644)
Yellow River (China)
Amazon River Region (South America)
Nile River
Danube river
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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