In the study of early Chinese history, did the Caucasoid people cross Xinjiang and expanded eastward to Gansu Province in China? It has long been an important issue in the history of inner Eurasia. Many scholars believe that the Yuezhi is likely to be the key to solve this problem. Judging from the literature resources and archeological materials of the Han and Jin Dynasties, several cultural relics with the characteristics of the Caucasus were found in the Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan and Tibet. Are these discoveries of the Hu people's image relics related to Lesser Yuezhi? It is a matter of concern. The value of Lesser Yuezhi research lies in the academic controversy over whether the early nomadic population of the early Scythian- Saka system has expanded south to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the periphery of this region. However, some Hexi region minority groups that appeared in Han and Jin literature resources, such as Lu-Shui Hu, Jie Hu, Xiuzhu Hu, and Qin Hu, many scholars who believe that the Lesser Yuezhi closely related to their ethnic origin. The history of Lesser Yuezhi during the Han and Jin Dynasties should not be ignored by historians. Enzheng Tong who earlier suggested that China has a so-called "crescent-shaped cultural-communication belt", which is a very enlightening concept. It can be seen that the peoples of the early Inner Asian system have infiltrated into the northwest and southwest border areas of China along the edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau since the early times. Through the study of Lesser Yuezhi, it can assist the academic community to clarify the historical process of ethnic migration and cultural exchange that occurred in this area in the early times.
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- The Lesser Yuezhi
- Inner Eurasia
- Hu people
- Taliangzi clifftombs
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