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This chapter presents satellite maps outlining the layout of the major irrigation systems of the Putian Plains. Buddhist monasteries played an important role in the management of some of the early irrigation systems and in the reclamation of the land of the Putian plain. By the late Song, the Buddhist monasteries had become the target on the one hand of local officials seeking to raise taxes, and the object of frustration on the other hand of their sponsoring lineages. These conflicts and tensions are expressed in several stone inscriptions from the time. The chapter sketches out the main twists and turns in the history of Chinese local ritual traditions after 1949 and especially during the Cultural Revolution.

Keywords: Buddhist monasteries; irrigation systems; land reclamation; Putian Plain; Qing coastal evacuations; three in one movement



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