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Vol.2 2013.10.16 BABA, Takeshi
Water Shortage and Agriculture in North China – Centering on the Case of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
In the large land of China, North China has the annual rainfall of 300 millimeters, extremely small compared to that of Central China or South China. The Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region is where there once was the Western Xia Dynasty, and it is located in a region in North China with modest rainfall. In terms of water resources, Ningxia is divided into the northern region that relies on water from the Yellow River by way of irrigation canals, and the central and southern parts that rely on rainwater and underground water. Currently, under China's Western Development Program, agricultural infrastructures are being set up, alongside with attempts to practice agriculture with less water and build agricultural villages. I would like to talk about the specifics of such agricultural practice with less water and the construction of agricultural villages referring also to my field research.
- BABA, Takeshi
- Professor at the Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies, Aichi University Specialty is the History of Modern and Contemporary China. History of War between Japan and China; History of Chinese Secret Societies; History of Japan-China Relations; Chinese Water Conservancy History. Received a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Waseda University. Has served in the current position since April, 1997, after teaching at Tokyo Metropolitan Takashima High School, Shinozaki Senior High School, Ryogoku High School. Chair of the Aichi University Institute of International Affairs since April, 2011; Char of Aichi University's Toa Dobunshoin University Memorial Center since April, 2011. Sub-Director of the Research Branch at Aichi University of the Contemporary Chinese Area Studies of the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) since April, 2012.
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