Ying Prefecture (Hebei)

Yingzhou or Ying Prefecture was a zhou (prefecture) in imperial China in modern Hebei, China, seated in modern Hejian.[3] It existed (intermittently) from 487 until 1108.

Ying Prefecture
Chinese
MandarinYíng Zhōu
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Population
 • 740s or 750s663,171[1]
 • 1100s60,206[2]
History
 • Preceded byHejian Commandery
 • Created
 • Abolished1108 (Song dynasty)
 • Succeeded byHejian Prefecture
Contained within
 • Circuit

It was one of the Sixteen Prefectures ceded by Later Jin to the Liao dynasty, however, just 2 decades later it was seized by Later Zhou during the Liao–Later Zhou War.

The modern town Yingzhou, Hebei in Hejian retains its name.

CountiesEdit

Ying Prefecture administered the following counties () through history:

# Northern and Southern dynasties Sui dynasty Tang dynasty Modern location
1 Wuyuan (武垣) N/A Hejian[4]
2 N/A Hejian (河間)
3 N/A Shucheng (束城)
4 Chengping (成平) Jingcheng (景城) Cang County (western part)[5]
5 Lecheng (樂城)
  • Guangcheng (廣城), 598–601
  • Leshou (樂壽), after 601
Leshou Xian County[6]

Two other counties were administered by Ying Prefecture before the Five Dynasties period:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Xin Tang Shu, ch. 39.
  2. ^ Song Shi, ch. 86.
  3. ^ Shi, p. 2965.
  4. ^ Shi, pp. 1434, 1657, 1241.
  5. ^ Shi, pp. 960, 2544.
  6. ^ Shi, pp. 813, 227.
  7. ^ Shi, p. 2165.
  8. ^ Shi, pp. 669, 131.
  • Shi Weile, ed. (2005). Zhongguo Lishi Diming Da Cidian (中国历史地名大词典) [Large Dictionary of Chinese Historical Place Names] (in Chinese). China Social Sciences Press. ISBN 7-5004-4929-1.
  • (in Chinese) Ouyang Xiu; et al., eds. (1060). Xin Tang Shu [New Book of Tang].
  • (in Chinese) Toqto'a; et al., eds. (1345). Song Shi [History of Song].