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Yangtze River History

Facts The Yangtze River, also called Changjiang in Chinese, plays an important role in Chinese history. Human activities in this area can be traced as far as 2 million years ago. In the Spring and Autumn Period of China, Ba and Shu tribes lived in the western part of the river, what now form the provinces of Sichuan, Chongqing, and western Hubei. The Chu settled in the central part of river, co... More

Yangtze River Overview

Facts The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and third longest in the world, second only to the Nile in northeast Africa and the Amazon in South America. Originates in the Kunlun Mountains in western China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Yangtze River snakes 6,300 kilometers through nine provinces (Qinghai, Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui and Jiangsu) as well as the city... More