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Jiaozhi (Giao Chi) in the Han Period Tongking Gulf

Li, Tana


This chapter introduces early Jiaozhi, a territorial unit covering the present-day Red River plains, coastal Guangxi, and western Guangdong, and discusses its importance in the exchange system of the Gulf of Tongking and South China Sea nearly two millennia ago. Contrary to conventional scholarship, which has stressed political forces pushing from north to south that resulted in Chinese colonization of the Red River plain, this chapter examines early Jiaozhi in its own context, as a territorial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Tongking Gulf Through History
DOI: .9783/9780812205022.39
Access Rights: Open Access


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