Yue Prefecture (Zhejiang)

Yuezhou or Yue Prefecture was a zhou (prefecture) in imperial China in modern Zhejiang, China, centering on modern Shaoxing.[3] It existed (intermittently) from 605 until 1131, when it became Shaoxing Prefecture.

Yue Prefecture
Chinese
MandarinYuè Zhōu
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Population
 • 740s or 750s529,589[1]
 • 1100s367,390[2]
History
 • Preceded byKuaiji Commandery
 • Created
 • Abolished1131 (Song dynasty)
 • Succeeded byShaoxing Prefecture
Contained within
 • Circuit
 • KingdomWuyue (907–978)
 • Circuit

CountiesEdit

Yue Prefecture administered the following counties (縣) through history:

# Sui dynasty Tang dynasty Wuyue Song dynasty Modern location
1 Kuaiji (會稽) Yuecheng District & Keqiao District, Shaoxing[4]
2 Shanyin (山陰)
3 Shangyu (上虞) Shangyu District, Shaoxing[5]
4 Zhuji (諸暨)
  • Zhuji, 618–880s
  • Jiyang (暨陽), 880s–908
Zhuji Zhuji[6]
5 Shan (剡) Shan (贍)
  • Shan (剡), 979–1121
  • Sheng (嵊), after 1121
Shengzhou[7]
6 Xinchang (新昌) Xinchang County[8]
7 Yuyao (餘姚) Yuyao[9]
8 Xiaoshan (蕭山) Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Xin Tang Shu, ch. 41.
  2. ^ Song Shi, ch. 88.
  3. ^ Shi, p. 2491.
  4. ^ Shi, pp. 1035, 207.
  5. ^ Shi, p. 185.
  6. ^ Shi, pp. 2238, 2825.
  7. ^ Shi, pp. 2197, 2937, 2696.
  8. ^ Shi, p. 2733.
  9. ^ Shi, p. 1289.
  10. ^ Shi, p. 2280.
  • 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].