TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 1995, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (4): 369-375.

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THE NORTHERN BORDER OF THE ANCIENT NANYUE KINGDOM AND SOME RELEVANT PROBLEMS

Liang Guozhao   

  1. Guangzhou Institute of Geography
  • Received:1995-03-01 Online:1995-10-30 Published:1995-10-30

Abstract:

The Nanyue Kingdom was a separatist regime in South China during the early Han Dynasty.It was founded in 204 B.C.and destroyed in 111 B.C.There has been arguement about the location of the northern border of the kingdom in historical and geographical circles.Some believed that the border was in agreement with the Five Ridges.In this peper,a ravised border line,which is situated south of those ridges,is described; the geographical and historical background to the formation of the border is studied; and the advancing routes of the five Han troops to Nanyue in 112 B.C.are discussed.

Key words: Nanyue Kingdom, Changsha Princighty, Five Ridges, Han Dynasty, Historical geography