Historical Geography Research ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (1): 80-91.

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A New Exploration of Traffic Lines of Nanyang County in Qin Dynasty Based on the Bamboo-Strip Manuscripts Collected by Peking University

Zhu Haotian   

  1. School of History, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
  • Received:2020-10-30 Online:2021-02-20 Published:2021-02-20


The bamboo-strip manuscripts collected by Peking University has recorded a distance by land and water from Dengpanzhu (邓攀渚) to Luyang (鲁阳) in Qin Dynasty. By comparing the field distance using satellite remote-sensing maps, this paper reconstructs the layout of the traffic nodes along the line, such as settlements, warehouses and ferries. On this basis, further textual research on the track was carried as recorded in the bamboo slips. Finally, the transportation position of Nanyang County in the Qin Dynasty during this period can be re-examined.

Key words: the bamboo slips collected by Peking University, water transport, warehouse, traffic routes

CLC Number: 

  • K928