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Sanya history

 

The ancient name of Sanya is Yazhou (literally means cliff state). Her history can be dated back to Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 206 BC, more than 2200 years ago). Since then, it is always within the territory of the following dynasties of China. Being the tropical Ultima Thule of China, it is so remote from the capital of China. Therefore it is always called Tianyahaijiao, which means the end of the sky and ocean in Chinese. Some Prime ministers in various dynasties were here in exile. In Tang Dynasty,  an enlightened monk named Jiangzhen accidently sailed here and used this place as one of his harbors for his long Buddhism-missionary journey to Japan.

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Dynasty (Dynasties) in the history of China
Sanya in the history of China
From the beginning of the history of China to 221 BC

The reign of Yao, Shun, Yu Kings, Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, Zhou Dynasty

 

The current Sanya area was recorded as part of the Baiyue Region of ancient China
 221 BC to  206 BC
Qin Dynasty

The current Sanya was a remote area which was adjacent to Xiang Shire.

 

 202 BC to 420
Han Dynasty
 
 
 
 
The current Sanya was part of Zhuya Shire (Pearl Cliff Shire), and in East Han Dynasty, Sanya was part of Zhuya County.
220—280
 
Three Kindoms Period
 
 
 
 
 
In Wu Kindom in the Three Kindoms Period, The current Sanya was part of Zhuya Shire.
 
265—420
Jin Dynasty
In Jin Dynasty, it was part of Hepu Province
 
420—589
Southern and Northern Dynasties.

Yacheng (now part of Sanya) was established as the provincial administrative capital of Yazhou State in Liang Dynasty (AD502-557) in the period of Southern and Northern Dynasties.

 

581—618
Sui Dynasty

Yacheng (now part of Sanya) became the administration center of Linzhen Shire (with five counties)

 

618—907
Tang Dynasty

Yacheng (now part of Sanya) was the administration center of Zhen State (with Jiyang county and other four counties)

 

960—1276
Song Dynasty

Yacheng (now part of Sanya) was the administration center of Ya State (Cliff State). Ya State was renamed Zhuya Jun and then Jiyang Jun.

 

1271—1368
Yuan Dynasty

Yacheng (now part of Sanya) was part of Qiongzhou Si and then the region of Libinwanghu Fu

 

1368—1644
Ming Dynasty

Yacheng (now part of Sanya) was the administration center of Ya State (Cliff State), which was under the administrative supervision of Qiong State and Guangdong Province.

 

1644—1911
Qing Dynasty

Yacheng (now part of Sanya) was the administration center of Ya State (Cliff State), which was under the administrative supervision of Qiong State and Guangdong Province. In 1905, Ya State was renamed Zhili State.

 

1911-1949
Republic of China

Zhili State was renamed Ya County.

 

1949- present
People’s Republic of China

Yacheng (now part of Sanya) was the administration center of Ya County. In 1984, Ya County was renamed Sanya .

 

 On September 26, 1987, Sanya was established as a city (of Di administrative level) by the approval of the State Council of China.

2011-01-22