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Manuscript/Mixed Material Yunnan Zhaotong Zhen si ying ying zhi zong ce. 雲南昭通鎮四營營制總冊.

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Title

  • Yunnan Zhaotong Zhen si ying ying zhi zong ce.

Other Title

  • 雲南昭通鎮四營營制總冊.

Summary

  • Situated in the northeast of Yunnan Province and bordered by Guizhou and Sichuan Provinces, Zhaotong is at the juncture of the Yunling Plateau and the Sichuan Basin, a typical mountainous landform with great differences of altitude and surrounded by mountains and valleys. It was a post on the southern Silk Road and has been the territory of various Wumeng tribes since the Tang dynasty (618-917). During the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) it was called Wumeng Fu. This later became Zhaotong Fu, and a county called Zhaotong Zhen was established. Under the provincial commander in chief, there were four garrisons. This two-volume handwritten work by an unknown author describes the garrisons, their organization, geographical positions, and nearby waters, ponds, and beacon towers. It also records, in great detail, observations about the local population and customs. Attached to the work are illustrations highlighting places in Zhaotong Zhen. The army stationed in the county was called the Green Standard Army, after the military units made up mostly of Han Chinese soldiers during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), which were distinguished by their green banner, and which existed alongside and supplemented the numerically insufficient Manchu Eight Banner armies. World Digital Library.
  • Zhaotong in Yunnan Province is the gate leading to Sichuan and Guizhou Provinces; this is a collection of general information for army battalions providing details of the local territory and customs; maps are included.

Names

  • Chinese Rare Book Collection (Library of Congress).

Created / Published

  • [China : s.n., Qing Daoguang jian, between 1821 and 1850]

Headings

  • -  Zhaotong Xian (Yunnan Sheng, China)
  • -  昭通縣 (Yunnan Sheng, China)

Notes

  • -  In case.
  • -  Ms.
  • -  Also available in digital form.
  • -  不著編者姓氏。雲南昭通為川黔門戶,自唐以來,即為烏蒙部蠻所據,元初內附,置烏撒路,明改為烏蒙府,清改為昭通府,設烏蒙鎮,標下設中前左右四營,此編為該四營之營制總冊,關於疆域形勢,塘汎墩臺,民風土俗,記載頗詳,附以繪圖多幅,更可瞭然其經制沿革也.
  • -  九行二十字. Nine lines, with twenty characters per line.
  • -  道光間紅格彩繪鈔本. Qing Dynasty colored manuscript with red grids, ca. 1821-1850.

Medium

  • 4 v. : col. ill., col. maps

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2012402198

Online Format

  • image

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Chinese Rare Book Collection. Yunnan Zhaotong Zhen si ying ying zhi zong ce. [China: s.n., qing daoguang jian, between 1821 and 1850, 1821] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2012402198/.

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Chinese Rare Book Collection. (1821) Yunnan Zhaotong Zhen si ying ying zhi zong ce. [China: s.n., qing daoguang jian, between 1821 and 1850] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012402198/.

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Chinese Rare Book Collection. Yunnan Zhaotong Zhen si ying ying zhi zong ce. [China: s.n., qing daoguang jian, between 1821 and 1850, 1821] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2012402198/>.