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《JOURNAL OF PEKING UNIVERSITY(HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES)》 2000-02
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From Heaven to Earth: the Change in City Planning of Chang'an from Han to Tang Dynasties

LI Xiao bo (Department of Geography, Beijing University, Beijing 100871, China)  
A city is a carrier of culture while its capital is the embodiment of the cultural temperament peculiar to a country, a nation or an era. The city of Chang'an in the Han Dynasty was laid out in accordance with the arrangement of heavenly bodies. In contrast, the layout of Chang'an in the Tang Dynasty faithfully reflected the hierarchy set out in the Book of Changes and the Rites of Zhou. We have thus detected a change in city planning from emphasizing astrology to highlighting earthly affairs.
【CateGory Index】: K928.6
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