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Legends Of The Main Surnames Of The Putian Plain (Based On The Account In Zhang Qin's Putian Xianzhi)

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This appendix section of the book contains the legends of main surnames of the Putian plains. The map shows the distribution of Chen surname, Lin surname, Huang surname, Zheng surname, Fang surname and Peng surname. The Chen was one of the "eight great surnames" who moved to Fujian during the Eastern Jin. The Lin also moved to Fujian during the Eastern Jin. In the Yongjia period, Lin Lu was Prefect of Jinan. The Huang of Putian traces their ancestry back to one Huang An who led his family and his retainers from Fuzhou to the Huangxiang area. The Zheng had moved to Fujian by the Eastern Jin, when Zheng Zhao served as Prefect of Quanzhou. The Fang founding ancestor in Fujian was the Tang dynasty Senior Official with Golden Seal and Purple Sash Fang Yanfan who served as the Prefect of Changxi, Gutian and Changle.

Keywords: Chen surname; eastern Jin; Putian plains; Yongjia period



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