A report on Former Qin and Gaochang

Former Qin 376 CE
The Buddhist stupa of Gaochang ruins
Former Qin 376 CE
Gaochang's location (close to Turpan) on the Silk Road
Manichaean priests, writing at their desks. Manuscript from Qocho. 8th/9th century
Wall painting from a Christian church, Qocho 683–770 CE
Uyghur princesses, cave 9, wall painting from Bezeklik caves
Man of Gaochang (高昌國, Turfan) in 番客入朝圖 (937-976 CE)
Armoured soldier from Gaochang, 8-9th century
The road leading in.
The ruins.
"Main prayer hall<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=18,4145,0,0,1,0|title = Buddhist Channel &#124; Travel}}</ref>".
"Main storage building".
Manichaean wall painting.

In 327, the Gaochang commandery was created by the Former Liang dynasty under Zhang Gui.

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Gaochang was ruled by the Former Liang, Former Qin and Northern Liang as part of a commandery.

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Former Qin 376 CE

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Former Liang in the northwest

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Dynastic state, one of the Sixteen Kingdoms, in Chinese history.

Dynastic state, one of the Sixteen Kingdoms, in Chinese history.

Former Liang in the northwest

However, at times the other Former Liang rulers also used the wang title when imposed on them when they were forced to submit to their powerful neighbour states - initially the Han Zhao, then the Later Zhao, and finally Former Qin.

In 327, the Gaochang commandery was created by the Former Liang under Zhang Jun.