Historical Geography Research ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (1): 51-66.

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The Establishment of Chahar Special Administrative Region and Disputes in Administrative Adjustment

Li Xiaopeng   

  1. Center for Historical Geography Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
  • Received:2020-08-23 Online:2021-02-20 Published:2021-02-20


Special Administrative Region was one type of high administrative district, which was established in the Inner Mongolia area in early years of the Republic of China. Due to the borderland crisis, local political and economic situations became important reasons for the special administrative distract establishment. In consideration of vast Mongolian banner area and narrow county area, the central government put Special Administrative Regions into forces instead of provinces. Because of local governors scrambling counties for increasing fiscal revenue, the administrative regions were prone to intense disputes, especially in Chahar area. And in the borderland, ethnic group, military strategy and distance became critical factors in the adjustment of counties.

Key words: Chahar, agro-pasture ecotone, Special Administrative Region, high administrative distract

CLC Number: 

  • K928