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Notes on the Geography of China: Dujiangyan: Photo 9

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Here's the cut itself, filled with the rushing waters of the "Inner Canal," the irrigation canal pouring through the opening.  Date of construction?  Sichuan was conquered by the Ch'in in 316 B.C.  Li Bing, who helped fortify its cities, was appointed governor in 250 and began the diversion works, which were completed about 230 B.C. by his son, Li Erh-lang.

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