Texual Criticism of the Old Xieyi’s Location
Chen Longwen (School of History, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, 450052)
Where was the old Xieyi’s definite location in ancient China? Three viewpoints had been suggested, i.e. Nanyang, Tanghe and Xinyang. Historical Atlas of China, edited by Tan Qixiang, believed that the old Xieyi’s place should be in Dong xieying Village of Jinhua Town, Nanyang County, Henan Province. Through analyzing the geographical terrain of the old Xieyi’s place in The Book of Songs in detail, distinguishing between Xieshui (river), Jiyang ancient city, Xindu ancient city and Xieyi’s direction and position that recorded by Shui Jing Zhu and Da Qing Yi Tong Zhi etc , and also integrating relevant archaeological data, I suggested that the old Xieyi’s place should be in Guxie village of Guotan Town, Tanghe County today.