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Lingnan
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 provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan
Hainan
as well as modern northern Vietnam.[1] Background[edit] The area was inhabited by the Baiyue
Baiyue
and was the base of the ancient Nanyue. At that time, Lingnan
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
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
Mei Pass
was paved.[2] See also[edit]

Lingnan
Lingnan
culture Liangguang

References[edit]

^ History of Lingnan. Travel China. Accessed June 20, 2012. ^ Social and Clan Culture in the Lingnan
Lingnan
Region. Shvoong.com. Accessed June 20, 2012. Archived October 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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