Historical Geography Research ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (3): 111-124.

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Three Use and Three Break: Study on the Use of Narin Road in Qing Dynasty

Wang Qiming   

  1. Institute for Western Frontier Region of China, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710062, China
  • Received:2020-06-23 Online:2021-08-20 Published:2021-10-14


After reading the Manchu and Chinese records in Beijing and Taibei's archives, the article firstly discovers that the Qing army used the Narin Road to relocate the Ili troops to Kashgar and patrolled on the Burut's border in three stages from the end of the eighteenth century to the 1830s, to achieve the dual effect of incorporating borderland inspection into the rotation of troops. Secondly, the article discusses the origin of the use of this road, the rotation process and its evolution, the reason of deserting the road, and the final influences and so forth. Lastly, the article argues that the map with the description “from Ili to Kashgar by Narin meadow road” is an attachment with annotation of the Ili General Deyingga's memorial to the emperor on September fourteenth of the seventh year of Daoguang.

Key words: Qing Dynasty, borderland inspection, rotation, Narin Road

CLC Number: 

  • K928