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《Collections of Essays on Chinese Historical Geography》 2005-01
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Further Discussion about History Location of Pingyang(Yao’s Capital)——and Discussing with Wang Shangyi

Wei Si(Center for Ancient Civilization Study, Shanxi Accademy of Social Sciences, Taiyuan, 030006 )  
Pingyang, the capital of “yao” in historical documents, just is the concept of geographical area. We assured that Pingyang lay on the southwest of Linfen, shanxi Province. Mr. Wang’s paper quotes “the Yao was awarded the chief of tang; he moved his clans to jinyang; when he is the emperor, his capital was Pingyang; so Pingyang Was Jinyan, Taiyuan now” of Huangpushi’s “emperor century”. Wang’s viewpoint is completely wrong. We had got an important clue from archaeological discoveries. The position of TaoSi site lies on the area of Yao capital in historical documents .From the carbon isotope analyze, we assured the TaoSi site had formed 4200—4400 ago. This is accordance to the legend of “TaoTang Shi” thriving. Before Qin Dynasty “Taiyuan” refer to the south of shanxi .But now “Taiyuan” appeared at the end of war dynasty. “Taiyuan” named Jinyang began to after Han Dynasty. Now we had not discovered the archaeological data that can prove “Taiyuan” named Jinyang began to before spring dynasty. “Taiyuan” named Jinyang has no relation with TangShuYu’s rewarded land or Pingyang, the capital of Yao. The country of tang governed by TangYao lied at the Linfen plain beside Ta’er Mountain of Linfen. His capital relied is Taosi site discovered at Xiangfen, shanxi Province.
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