Historical Evolution of Longsheng
Longsheng, officially known as Longsheng Various Nationalities Autonomous County, is located in the northeastern portion of Guangxi and it is under Guilin's governance. Longsheng had been called Sangjiang before 1741. The below is a simple list for the historical evolution of Longsheng:
In the 33th year of the reign of Emperor Qinshihuan (the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty), it was under the administration of Guilin County.
In the Western Han Dynasty (202BC - 9AD), it was under the administration of Wuling County.
In 662, the Tang Dynasty set up Lingchuan County, and Sangjiang was divided to form this county.
In 943, Yi'ning County was set up, then Sangjiang belonged to Yi'ning till Ming Dynasty.
In 1741, the 6th emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Qianglong put down the peasant uprising led by Wujingui, Sangjian was renamed as Longsheng Limiao Divided Prefecture, also known as Longsheng Ting(Ting is a provincial department), it was directly governed by Guilin Prefecture. The name of "Longsheng" first appeared in history of Longsheng.
In 1921, Longsheng Ting was renamed as Longsheng County. After the People's Republic of China was founded, Longsheng still kept the name of Longsheng County and was governed by Guilin Special District.
On August 19, 1951, Longsheng gained autonomy.
In September of 1955, it was renamed as Longsheng Various Nationalities United Autonomous County.
In December of 1956, It was renamed as Longsheng Various Nationalities Autonomous County.
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