The formation and development of precincts and alleys in Linan during the Southern Song Period = ??????????????

by Fu, Shui-tun

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) Abstract of thesis entitled "The Formation and Development of Precincts and Alleys in Linan during the Southern Song Period " submitted by FU Shui Tun for the degree of Master of Arts at the University of Hong Kong in August 2003.

The Formation and Development of Precincts and Alleys in Linan during the Southern Song Period


The commercial activities In China have reached a peak in Song Dynasty. As a result, the urban layout of Chinese city has gradually evolved from the original "Closed" structure to the completely "Opened" structure in Linan in Southern Song period. After more than one hundred years administration, Linan, once a remote and small city in south-east China, has achieved the highest prosperity in its history. It was described as "the most beautiful and luxurious city in the world" by Marco Polo. In this thesis, it firstly sketch out the historical background of making Linan as the capital city, Linan' s geographical development, and the precincts and markets development history in China. The development and formation of the precincts and alleys in Linan were analyzed in three stages in detail then. Meanwhile, based on the above work, this thesis also aims at preliminarily exploring the development track of the world' s largest city, and truly reflecting the unique urban layout and ecology in Linan, under its special administrative status as the temporary capital city of the Southern Song dynasty.


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Bibliographical Information:


School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:city planning china history song dynasty 960 1279 lin an xian economic conditions politics and government 1260 1368


Date of Publication:01/01/2003

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