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South China under the Later Han Dynasty

de Crespigny, Rafe


At the end of the second century AD, all southern China was formally under the authority of the imperial government of Han. The territory was divided into three provinces, with a substructure of commanderies and counties. One function of the present chapter is to present a geography of the southern provinces, with indication of local topography, communications routes and the products of the region. <p> For the future, however, the important development of the Han period was the number of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Book chapter


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