Great Yu Controls the Waters: The Show Notes

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This crowdsourced translation of Book 1 of the Records of the Grand Historian

Ruth Mostern: The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History

“Ancient landslide-dam events in the Jishi Gorge, upper Yellow River valley, China.”

Yves Bonifoy and Wendy Doniger: Asian Mythologies

Kuo-Cheng Wu: The Chinese Heritage: A New and Provocative View of the Origins of Chinese Society

National Geographic: Imperial China’s Dynasties

Changsong Wang, Ran Zhang, Shuai Zhang: “A 2000-year spatiotemporal pattern and relationship between cities and floods in the Yangtze River Basin, China”

UNESCO: Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City

Erlitou Culture: Capital of the Xia Dynasty?

Shuo Zhi: A Preliminary Analysis of the Liangzhu Culture

David Robson: Liangzhu: the 5,000-year-old Chinese civilisation that time forgot

Ancient Origins: Erlitou: China’s First Great City and Beginning of the Xia Dynasty?

“Outburst flood at 1920 BCE supports historicity of Chinas Great Flood and the Xia dynasty”

Robin Whitlock: 4,000-Year-Old Chinese Earthquake Victims Captured in their Final Moments. Ancient Origins

“Socio-economic Impacts on Flooding: A 4000-Year History of the Yellow River, China”

Johnathan Webb: Rocks tell story of China’s great flood. BBC News

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