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(Although there were once thousands of these, there are about a thousand terpen that still exist in the Netherlands.)

The south of Friesland was flooded from several dike breaches.

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Fang Choumei. “Difang bizhi, shizheng pianshi yu yijiusanyi nian Hankou da shuizai (Dike Mismanagement, Municipal Government Mistakes and the 1931 Hankou Flood).” Renwen luncong, Zhongguo shehui kexue chubanshi), 2008.

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“Huikan Huanghe fangfan xindi baogao” (Survey report on the new Yellow River flood defense dikes) (1940). Institute of Modern History Archives, Academia Sinica, Taiwan: 18-20-02-18-02. In addition to the files held at Academia Sinica, a wealth of documents related to the floods can be found at the Yellow River Archives in Zhengzhou. The Second Historical Archives in Nanjing also holds documents related to the disaster, though access has been quite limited in recent years.


1953, another devastating flood hit the Netherlands.

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The wartime floods also turned almost four million people – over 20 percent of the total population – in Henan, Anhui, and Jiangsu into refugees. In Henan, the province for which the most detailed statistics are available, the Yellow River floods displaced more than 1,172,000. Refugees displaced by the floods came to 67.7 percent of the total population in Xihua, 55.1 percent in Henan’s Fugou County, 52.2 percent in Weishi County, 32.2 percent in Taikang County, and more than 10 percent in Zhongmu County.

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Lipkin, Zwia. Useless to the State “Social Problems” and Social Engineering in Nationalist Nanjing, 1927-1937. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.

North Sea flood of 1953 - Wikipedia

Kueh, Y. Y. Agricultural Instability in China, 1931-1990: Weather, Technology, and Institutions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Drought, Flooding, Dikes & Dams

Yu Fengling, Chen Zhongyuan, Ren Xianyou, Yang Guifang. “Analysis of Historical Floods on the Yangtze River, China: Characteristics and Explanations.” Geomorphology 13 (2009): 210–216.

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Borowy, Iris. “Thinking Big: League of Nations Efforts towards a Reformed National Health System in China.” In Uneasy Encounters: The Politics of Medicine and Health in China 1900-1937, edited by Iris Borowy. Frankfurt and New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

Columbia River Basalts: Rate of Emplacement

Wu Changzhe and Wu Liande. Haigang jianyi guanli chu baogao shu (Report of the Maritime Quarantine Office). Vol. 2. Shanghai: Shanghai tushuguan cangshu, 1932.

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Li Qin. “Sanshi niandai shuizai dui zaimin shehui xinli de yingxiang – yi liang Hudiqu wei li (The Impact of Flooding Upon the Social Pschology of Refugees in the 1930s – Using the example of Hubei and Hunan).” Jianghan Tribune 3. (2007): 101-103.

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Tu Wangchang. “On the Relation between the Great Flood of 1931, The Drought of 1934 and the Centres of Action in the Far East.” Guoli Zhongyang yanjiu yuan qixiang yanjiu suo jikan 10 (1937).