LINGNAN (simplified Chinese : 岭南; traditional Chinese : 嶺南;
pinyin : lǐng nán;
Jyutping : ling5 naam4; literally: "South of the
Nanling Mountains") is a geographic area referring to the lands in the
south of the
Nanling Mountains . The region covers the modern Chinese
Guangxi , and
Hainan as well as modern
The area was inhabited by the
Baiyue and was the base of the ancient
Nanyue . At that time,
Lingnan was considered as a barbarian land and
it had loose contact with the
Zhongyuan , which was the cultural
cradle of Chinese culture.
In the second century BCE, the Han–
Nanyue War led to its absorption
into Han dynasty during the
Southward expansion of the Han dynasty ,
and its development was boosted once the
Mei Pass was paved.
* ^ History of Lingnan. Travel China. Accessed June 20, 2012.
* ^ Social and Clan Culture in the
Lingnan Region. Shvoong.com.
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