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Ruoqiang—The Frontier Town
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Ruoqiang—The Frontier Town

Ruoqiang County is located in the southeast of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the eastern part of the Tarim Basin, southeast edge of the Taklimakan Desert. With its very prominent geographical advantages and important strategic position, Ruoqiang has been the second strategic gateway for inland areas to access Central Asia and Xinjiang, as well as a must route on the ancient Silk Road since anci...

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Kuqa—The One of The Most Influential Area South of Tianshan
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Kuqa—The One of The Most Influential Area South of Tianshan

Kuqu County is situated in the mid-west of China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, southern foot of the middle section of the Tianshan Mountain and the northern edge of the Tarim Basin. Kuqa was known as Qiuci in ancient times. In his book Buddhist Records of the Western World, the famous Tang Dynasty monk Xuan zang referred to Qiuci as Quzhi....

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Musical Instruments Imported from Western Regions
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Musical Instruments Imported from Western Regions

Musical instruments introduced from Western Regions to Central Plains mainly include suona(a woodwind instrument), Tartar harp, pipa (four-stringed Chinese lute), harp, etc. ...

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Silk Road—A Relic Of China’s Exchanges With Foreign Countries
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Silk Road—A Relic Of China’s Exchanges With Foreign Countries

During the Northern Song Dynasty, the relatively weak Han regime ruling the Central Plains controlled only a limited area. Its trade with the Western Regions and Foreign countries also suffered impediment. The Silk Road was not open. By the time of the Southern Song Dynasty, as a result of the vigorous support from the imperial court, coupled with advances in the shipbuilding technology, sea routes...

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The New Development of Silk Road
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The New Development of Silk Road

Silk Road enjoyed new development during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280). it not only continued its extension west of the Congling Plateau, but also opened a new route along the northern foot of the Tianshan Mountain, thus increasing the Silk Road routes to three. During the Wei, Jin and the Southern and Northern Dynasty periods (220-589), due to China’s long-term division, the administration’...

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Jiuquan—An Important Portal On The Silk Road
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Jiuquan—An Important Portal On The Silk Road

Lying between the Arjin Mountain, Qilian Mountain and Mazong Mountain, Jiuquan is located in northwestern Gansu and the west end of the Hexi Corridor. Based on archeological records, cultural relics and local journals, Jiuquan in ancient times was a land of dense forests, vast grassland, and abundant wildlife resources. As early as some four thousand years ago, mankind began to settle in the area, ...

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Wuwei——A Strategic Juncture of Central West
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Wuwei——A Strategic Juncture of Central West

Wuwei is located in Central Gansu, at the eastern end of the Hexi Corridor, bordering Lanzhou on the east and Jinchang on the west. The city lies between the Qilian Mountain on the south and the Tengger Desert on the north. Human activities started in Wuwei area as early as some five thousand years ago....

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The Ancient Kingdoms in Western Regions——Kashi
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The Ancient Kingdoms in Western Regions——Kashi

Kashi is located in the southwestern edge of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. As the westernmost city of China the name Kashi had its origin in the Uygur word Kashgar which has multiple meanings including”colored brick houses” or “jade converging land”....

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