A Study on Mingzhou's Seat of Government in the Tang Dynasty
XU Chao;ZHANG Hua-qin;WANG Jie-hua;Archaeology and Cultural Relics Department, School of History, Nanjing University;Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Ningbo;
In AD 738, the 26th year of the Kaiyuanregin, the Tang court set the Mingzhou prefecture in present day's Ningbo area. Different opinions have been presented in the academia regarding the location of Mingzhou's seat of government, of which"Gumaocheng","Xiaoxi"and"Sanjiangkou"are the three major ones. Through a thorough review on the related literatures and an analysis on the archaeological discoveries and the geographical environment, it can be concluded that the event that Mingzhou relocated its government seat in AD 771 did not exist, that Mingzhou and Maoxian exchanged the locations of their governments in AD 821, and that from its establishment Mingzhou had placed its government, which was located in present-day Ningbo's Sanjiangkou area, in the same city as Maoxian's government.
【CateGory Index】： K928.6