Shuocheng District


Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Shuozhou
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Shuocheng District
Simplified Chinese 朔城区
Traditional Chinese 朔城區
Former names
Mayi County
Traditional Chinese 馬邑
Simplified Chinese 马邑
Literal meaning Horse Town County
Yinguan County
Traditional Chinese 陰館
Simplified Chinese 阴馆
Literal meaning Shady Office(s) County

Yin Office(s) County
Yanmen Commandery
Traditional Chinese 雁門

Simplified Chinese 雁门
Literal meaning Yanmen Pass Commandery

Shuocheng District, formerly Shuo County, is the main urban district of the prefecture-level city of Shuozhou in Shanxi province, China.

History [ edit ]

Shuocheng is the site of the ancient Chinese frontier post of Mayi and its territory was previously organized as the Mayi County of Yanmen Commandery.

Yinguan,[1] in present-day Shuocheng District's Xiaguancheng Village (t 夏關城, s 夏关城, Xiàguānchéng Cūn),[2] was the seat of another county and of all of Yanmen Commandery during the Eastern Han.[1] The post was moved to Guangwu near present-day Daixian under the Kingdom of Wei.[1]

References [ edit ]

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Bibliography [ edit ]

  • (in Chinese)
  • Li Shizhen (2017), Hua Linfu; et al. (eds.), Ben Cao Gang Mu Dictionary, Vol. II: Geographical and Administrative Designations, Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Xiong, Victor Cunrui (2009), Historical Dictionary of Medieval China, Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras, No. 19, Lanham: Scarecrow Press.

Coordinates: 39°19′11″N112°25′55″E / 39.3198°N 112.432°E / 39.3198; 112.432

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