SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2017, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (8): 1170-1177.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2017.08.006

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Changes of Landmark and Its Images Between Central Plains and Western Regions in Historical Period

Haixia Seng()   

  1. College of History and Culture, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, Gansu, China
  • Received:2016-07-12 Revised:2016-12-23 Online:2017-08-15 Published:2017-08-15
  • Supported by:
    2012 National Social Science Fund West Project(12XZS008), Gansu Academy of Social Sciences Fund Plan(YB307), Northwest Normal University in 2013 Young Teachers' Scientific Research Ability Promotion Plan(backbone) Project (SKQNGG13004).


By combing the Yumen Pass, Yangguan and Jiayuguan in the literary works especially poems all previous dynasties, the present article attempts to explore the reference of the image on geographic landmark in people’s spatial cognition, determine the geographic landmark between the Central Plains and the Western Regions during the same period,and compare the relationship between the landmarks and the image of landmark, and explore the driving factors of the change on geographic landmarks. The analysis showed: 1) Natural shape such as size and position on geographical landmark is changed with the route of the silk road, due to the change of the territory and the adjustment of border control. 2) The landmarks of the two great Spaces between the Central Plains and the Western Regions sometimes are deviate from the state boarders and sometimes overlap. When the control ability of zhongyuan dynasty is strong, the relation should be synchronized between the geographic landmark and the image of the landmark, otherwise asynchronous.

Key words: Central Plains, western region, landmark, territory, image

CLC Number: 

  • K901.9