The Chinese term Jiangnan (Chinese江南, Pinyin Jiangnan, literally, "south of the river " ') refers nowadays to the areas in southern central China or to the area south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River (Chinese长江/长江, Pinyin Changjiang, Yangtze River '). With the word were from the time of the Tang Dynasty and various other historical administrative areas of the district to the province ( dao道, lu路, sheng省) refers. Today, with the word Jiangnan areas of various provinces, including the southern Jiangsu, northern Zhejiang and Anhui, or generally meant the area south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. In the Ming Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty Jiangnan was a major agricultural and commercial center.
- Geography (China)
- Tang Dynasty