Historical Geography Research ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (2): 91-103.

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Study on the Ying Xun System of Xiangxi Miaojiang in Qing Dynasty

Zhou Ni   

  1. School of History and Archives, Yunnan University, Kunming 650032, China
  • Received:2019-08-06 Online:2020-05-20 Published:2020-08-14


The Ying Xun system was the grassroots military system of local governance in Qing Dynasty, important to the local governance of Xiangxi Miaojiang. Although it was relatively stable after its formation, due to the ethnic population, natural and social environment, its establishment, withdrawal, improvement, and adjustment often transformed through the history. Thus, the characteristics of the Ying Xun system could be “changing by the trend”, which also reflected the integrating process of Xiangxi Miaojiang into the National “inland border”.

Key words: Change by the Trend, Xiangxi Miaojiang, Ying Xun System, local governance, Qing Dynasty