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Enshi Tangya Tusi Site in Hubei province

2015-07-06 16:10 ChineseTime

ēn shī táng yá tǔ sī chéng yí
恩施唐崖土司城遗

Enshi Tangya Tusi Site in Hubei province

Tangya Tusi city in Xianfeng county in Central China's Hubei Province was even bigger than the Forbidden City in Beijing. Chieftains ruled there for 460 years. Statues, a cemetery and an ornately decorated memorial archway still stand.

[Tusi (a system of appointing national minority hereditary headmen in Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties) Manor in Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture in the southwest of Hubei province.]


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Enshi Tangya Tusi Site in Hubei province

táng yá tǔ sī chéng yí zhǐ wèi yú hú běi xián fēng xiàn , shǐ jiàn yú yuán dài chū qī , míng dài mò qī kuò jiàn ,
唐崖土司城遗址位于湖北咸丰县,始建于元代初期,明代末期扩建,

pì 3 jiē 18 xiàng 36 yuàn , bāo kuò yá shǔ qū 、 zōng miào qū 、 jūn shì qū ,
辟3街18巷36院,包括衙署区、宗庙区、军事区,

yǐ jí shū yuàn 、 huā yuán 、 yǎng mǎ chǎng 、 shòu liè chǎng děng , zhàn dì 100 duō gōng qǐng 。
以及书院、花园、养马场、狩猎场等,占地100多公顷。

zuò wéi zhè zuò chéng de zhǔ rén , tán xìng táng yá tǔ sī shì dài jū huàn , xiāng yán shí bá dài , lì wèi 460 yú nián 。
作为这座城的主人,覃姓唐崖土司世代居宦,相沿十八代,历位460余年。

qīng dài yōng zhèng nián jiān gǎi tǔ guī liú , táng yá tǔ sī bèi fèi , xiàng zhēng qí quán lì de tǔ sī chéng zhú jiàn yān mò 。
清代雍正年间改土归流,唐崖土司被废,象征其权力的土司城逐渐湮没。

Key Words:

辟 [pì]:  open up (territory, land, etc.); break (ground)

衙署 [yá shǔ]: government office

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