Jitouguan Daoist Temple


Hanzhong International Symposium May 2007


Hanzhong 1940’s Pictures (Frank Moore’s family)


Climb to top of Zibai Mountain (May 2008)


Where and what is Hanzhong?


Old Friends and Good Times in the 80’s and 90’s




Qing Scroll Map of the Road to Shu


A Route Map for the Main Road from Baoji to the Sichuan Border in the Qing Period


The US Library of Congress has a 55 foot long painted scroll map showing the route and places along the way between Baoji in Shaanxi to the Sichuan border.


The subset to the left shows the walled city of Fengxian. The road passes through this place (which may be present day Fengzhou) and then joins the Lianyun (or “Cloud linked”) route to the Bao River and from there to Baocheng and further to the Shaanxi/Sichaun border.


The scroll map has been scanned at high resolution. Some quick look scans have been derived and can be found on this web site.


To access the quicklooks go here.





Ancient Xing Zhou in the Qiang Temple of the River God

This picture of Ancient Xingzhou (古兴州图, present day Lüeyang, 略阳) is in a mural at the Temple of the River God in Lüeyang. It shows the area at a time when the river traffic was extensive and Xingzhou was a major centre and strategic point along the Old Shu Road joining Fengxian and the Yangping Pass. The strategic importance of Xingzhou was recognised by Zhuge Liang in the Three Kingdoms period.


Google Eart Image of present day Lueyang

Present day view of Lüeyang from Google Earth. The river running through the pictures is the Jialing River which rises in the Qinling near Dasan Pass and joins the Yangtse River at Chongqing after flowing through Sichuan.



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