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漢藏緬語々言研究ㄟ博客
a sinotibetoburman linguistics blog
2014-07-17

Seeking Jingjiang's River-crossing Past discussion

Some time ago I was reading about Jingjiang 靖江市, the city on the northern bank of the Yangtze, and how the town was once on the southern bank before a shift in the river's course to the south of the town put it where it is today. If you look at modern satellite photography of the area you can see what the contours of the river used to be.

Thing is, I can't for the life of me remember where I read it, and an afternoon of Google- and Baidu-fu turned up nothing of value.

I know I've read about this, and I remember at the time thinking it was a trustworthy source. Something like YR Chao's own writings. And not I can't find it.

If anyone has an idea of where I can find this information, I'd be ever grateful. Otherwise I'm spending the day in the library tomorrow and I'll have to see what I can dig up there.

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