A Research Far into the Operation Species And Regional Distributions of The Livestock Industry of Ningxia in the Ming Dynasty
Zhang Weishen(Department of Science and Study, National Museum of the Shaanxi History, Xi’an, 710061)
The livestock husbandry of Ningxia was devided into four species in the Ming dynasty:official, military, military governed and folk. The military and folk livestock industries distributed mainly in the southern and northern regions of Ningxia while the official and military governed, being section crossed, chiefly in the southern part. In terms of the military town of Ningxia, however, the military livestock industry was the main stream with the assistance of the folk. During the earlier period of the Ming dynasty, the military governed and official animal raising industry played a leading part under the help of the folk in the southern area of Ningxia. Uptill the late period of it, fortunately, the military governed became stronger and the folk replaced the position of the official livestock industry.