Beyond Jiayu Guan (嘉峪关外):Frontier Society in the Process of Advolution to the Inland——the Case of Wangzi Zhuang during the Ming and Qing Periods
During the Ming and Qing periods,the locations of Wangzi Zhuang were not in the same place,but all in the interlacing agro-pastoral region beyond Jiayu Guan. The change of region of Wangzi Zhuang reflected the course of immigrated ethnic groups' advolution to the Inland. This course proceeded slowly during the Ming Dynasty. Since the beginning of the Qing Dynasty,under the background of "great unification",frontier's advolution to inland continued to push westward,and the beyond Jiayu Guan,the society's mode of production,economic structure,ethnic constitution,ideas,administrative divisions all had changed greatly,and started to possess the characteristics of prefecture and county in the inland.