Trial Discussions on Historical Position of River Harnessing Ideology of Jin Fu and Chen Huang
Li Yunfeng (Wuhan Water Conservancy and Electrical Power Institute, Wuhan, 430072)
Jin Fu and Chen Huang not only carried forward the ideology of river harnessing of Pan Jixun's "narrowing the river for solving the problem of sediment", but also payed attention to obtain the firsthand materials. Therefore, they had further understanding on the river nature. They could grasp the essence of problems systematically and dynamically and dialectically handle a series contradictions between dyke building and dredging, flowing together and separate, clear and muddy, the Yellow River, Huai River and the Grand Canal. In the meanwhile, they had introduced the concept of discharge in harnessing the river, creating a precedent of quantitative analysis in the history of harnessing.