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Geologists discover sediments that support China’s founding myth of an ancient flood

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
ccording to the legend, China's first emperor came to power after he managed to control the flooded Yellow River, but previously there was no scientific evidence for the story.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.