1 Name 2 History 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References
5.1 Citations 5.2 Bibliography
The river has borne the name "Ashi" since the Qing (17th–20th
century). Before that, it was known as the Anchuhu (Middle Chinese:
ʔan-tsyhwit-xu), a medieval Chinese transcription of its original
Jurchen name Anchun, Ancun, or Alcun,[n 1] meaning "Gold'" or
"Golden", presumably from placer deposits along its banks.
From the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD, the river formed part
of the Korean kingdom of Buyeo.
The river was the home to Huining (now Acheng), the original
settlement of the
Rivers of China
^ Preserved in Chinese transcription as 按春, now pronounced ànchūn but ʔan-tsyhwin in Middle Chinese. ^ A passage in the official History of Jin gives a garbled Chinese misunderstanding of the reasons for the adoption of the name. Cf. Chan.
^ a b c d e Chan (2006), p. 59. ^ Chan (2006), p. 56–8. ^ EB.
"A-ch'eng", Encyclopædia Britannica, 15th ed., Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8 . Chan Hok-lam (2006), "What 'Manju' Was in the Beginning and When It Grew into a Place-name", Tumen Jalafun Jecen Akū: Manchu Studies in Honour of Giovanni Stary, Tunguso Sibirica, No. 20, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz GmbH, pp. 55–72 .
Coordinates: 45°49′29″N 126°42′43″E / 45.8246°N 126.7119°E / 45.8246; 126.7119