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JIANGHAN PLAIN—named for the confluence of the Yangtze and Han rivers —is an alluvial plain located in the middle and south of Hubei
Hubei
, China
China
. It shares the border with Dongtinghu Plain . It has an area of more than 30 thousands square kilometers. The region was once a large wetland, but was gradually colonized by settlers beginning in the Neolithic period. This accelerated when the state of Chu established its capital there in the middle of the 1st millennium BC, and when the Qin and Han states built dikes to protect farmland from seasonal floods. The Jianghan area has been an important food grain region of China
China
since at least the Ming Dynasty .

REFERENCES

* ^ Zhang Chi, “The Qujialing-Shijiahe Culture in the Middle Yangzi River Valley,” in A Companion to Chinese Archaeology, ed. Anne P. Underhill (Chichester: John Wiley Rowan K. Flad and Pochan Chen, Ancient Central China: Centers and Peripheries along the Yangzi River (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). * ^ Brian Lander, “State Management of River Dikes in Early China: New Sources on the Environmental History of the Central Yangzi Region.” T’oung Pao 100 (2014): 287-324. * ^ Zhang, Jiayan (1 May 2014). Coping with Calamity: Environmental Change and Peasant Response in Central China, 1736-1949. UBC Press. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-7748-2597-9 .

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Plains of China
China

NORTHEAST CHINA PLAIN

* Sanjiang Plain * Songnen Plain * Songliao Plain * Liaohe Plain * Amur River Valley * Yalu River Valley

NORTH CHINA PLAIN

* Haihe Plain * Yellow River Flood Plain * Yellow River Delta * Jiaolai Plain * Huaihe Plain * Huanghuai Plain * Lixiahe Plain

MIDDLE AND LOWER REACHES PLAIN OF YANGTZE RIVER

* Lianghu Plain (Dongtinghu Plain * Jianghan Plain) * Boyanghu Plain * Wanzhong Yanjiang Plain * Yangtze River Delta * Taihu Plain * Hangjiahu Plain * Xiaoshao Plain * Ganfu Plain * Liyang Plain * Chaohu Plain * Jianghuai Plain

COASTAL PLAINS IN SOUTHEAST CHINA

* Ningshao Plain * Wenhuang Plain * Weirui Plain * Aojiang Plain * Fujian Plains (Fuzhou Plain * Xinghua Plain * Quanzhou Plain * Zhangzhou Plain ) * Chaoshan Plain * Pearl River Delta * Xunjiang Plain * Nanliu River Delta * Binyang Plain * Yuen Long Plain
Yuen Long Plain

UPPER AND MIDDLE REACHES PLAINS OF YELLOW RIVER

* Huangshui Valley * Yinchuan Plain * Hetao Plain * Tumochuan Plain * Fen River Valley * Yuncheng Basin * Qinshui Basin * Guanzhong Plain

OTHER PLAINS

* Chengdu Plain * Han River Valley * Ili River Valley * Hexi Corridor

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