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The Northern Irrigated Plain 北洋水利系统

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This chapter outlines the irrigation systems of the Northern irrigated plain region( Beiyang), discussing the main channels, secondary canals and sluice-gates of each irrigation system. It introduces the main temples of each of the higher order regional ritual alliances into which the different irrigation systems of the Putian plains are organized. The chapter also introduces the sub-cantons into which each irrigated plain was divided and provides maps of each sub-canton in each irrigation system. It provides the list of the main villages extent in each Li sub-canton in the Qing dynasty, followed by a list of the ritual alliances and number of villages currently found in each Li sub-canton.

Keywords: Li sub-canton; Northern irrigated plain; Putian plains; Qing dynasty

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