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Washington University in St. Louis

Yellow River

Caption: Known as the 'cradle of Chinese civilization,' the Yellow River was the birthplace of the prosperous northern Chinese civilizations in early Chinese history. However, the Yellow River is also referred to as 'China's Sorrow' because of its frequent and devastating flooding.

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