Historical Geography Research ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (1): 17-24.

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Research on Qinzhou’s Migration and Governance Affairs in Tang and Song Dynasties

Meng Zhangwang1, Chen Qiliu2   

  1. 1. Guangxi Institute of Cultural Relic Protection and Archaeology, Nanning 530003, China
    2. Beihai Museum, Beihai 536000, China
  • Received:2021-02-24 Online:2022-02-20 Published:2022-07-08


Qinzhou got its name in the 18th year of Emperor Kaihuang in the Sui Dynasty. During Tang Dynasty, it was either named Qinzhou or Ningyue Prefecture. Since Song Dynasty till today, Qinzhou’s name has not changed. Throughout the historical-geographic evolutions of Qinzhou, there have been four administrative seats, namely Qinjiang, Lingshan, Nanbin, and Anyuan, with three movements took place during Tang and Song dynasties. There are nearly ten different viewpoints in historical records on those three movements of Qinzhou’s seat of governance. Through differentiating and analyzing the different statements, it could be inferred that between the first year of Tianbao in Tang Dynasty and the fifth year of Kaibao of Song Dynasty, Qinzhou moved from Qinjiang County to Lingshan County, and its seat was Jiuzhou Town in Lingshan County. In the first year of Tiansheng in Song Dynasty, it moved from Lingshan County to Nanbinzhai, where it was located in Lingcheng Town of Lingshan County. In the sixth year of Jiayou in Song Dynasty, it moved from Nanbinzhai to Anyuan County, which was the Qinzhou City today.

Key words: Qinzhou, governance, migration

CLC Number: 

  • K928