Ji River

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A map of China depicting the Yellow River's path between the floods of 1494 and the early 1850s

Ji River may refer to two separate former rivers in China.

The Ji Shui (Chinese: ; pinyin: Jī Shuǐ; Wade–Giles: Chi Shui) was a former river in north-eastern China. In some versions of the myth of Huangdi (the "Yellow Emperor"), such as one told in the Discourses of the States, this river was the home of Huangdi's clan before he fought the clan of Yandi (the "Flame Emperor").[1] Its name is the same as the surname (Ji 姬) of the ruling family of the Zhou dynasty. It is thought by some Chinese historians to be identical to the modern Fen River in Shanxi.[citation needed] Edwin Pulleyblank, however, states that "there seems to be no record of a Ji River outside the myth" of Huangdi.[2]

The Ji He (濟河; Jì Hé; Chi Ho; "Ferry River") was another former river in north-eastern China which gave its name to the city of Jinan, the modern capital of Shandong province. It disappeared during one of the massive floods of the early 1850s, when the Yellow River shifted its course from below the Shandong peninsula to north of it. In the process, it overtook the Ji and assumed its bed.

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