Controlling the Dragon: Confucian Engineers and the Yellow River in Late Imperial China
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280pp. February 2001
Controlling the Dragon: Confucian Engineers and the Yellow River in Late Imperial China
Author: Dodgen, Randall A.;
The Yellow River has long been viewed as a symbol of China's cultural and political development, its management traditionally held as a gauge of dynastic power. For centuries, the country's early rulers employed a defensive approach to the river by buildi
"Highly interesting and readable" --ISIS 93 (2002)

"Dodgen's rich and imaginative study demolishes the simplistic interpretive clichés that link crisis and dysfunction in Qing river management with dynastic decline and corruption." --Pacific A

Author: Dodgen, Randall A.;
Randall A. Dodgen is associate professor of history at Sonoma State University.



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