This table describes the contents of the file: "THDL_ADMareas_rev022401.xls" which can be accessed from the CHGIS working papers downloads page.
The order of the records in the file are based on a document provided by the Tibetan Himalayan Digital Library (THDL). CHGIS - Harvard has cross-indexed the file with information from Guobiao Code Lists GBT 2260-95 and GBT 2260-99, showing the changes in official administrative hierarchy between 1991, 1995, and 1999.
Chinese Characters are being added, as well as cross-indexing with the Placenames found in:
"Zhongguo dalu dili mingci suoyin"
Edited by Fan Yun'an, Lin Ling.
Taipei: Shangwu Yinshuguan, 1989
Sources mentioned in this table are listed at the bottom of the page
PALE GREEN: HEADER ROW containing GB 1991 information
PALE YELLOW: FIRST ROW for each subset of records for one Province
PALE BLUE: COLUMN showing 1991 COUNTY NAMES
GOLDENROD: Narrow COLUMN and HEADER ROW indicating start of GB 1995 information
TURQUOISE: Narrow COLUMN and HEADER ROW indicating start of GB 1999 information
LAVENDER: Narrow COLUMN and HEADER ROW indicating 1999 Alternate Local Name
RED = CELLS where CHANGES have occurred
|Province_ID||GBT 2260-91||First two digits of 1991 Guobiao Code (indicating Province)|
|Province_Name||GBT 2260-91||Pinyin name of Province|
|Province_Seat||ACASIAN||Pinyin Name of Provincial Capital|
|Pref_ID||GBT 2260-91||First four digits of 1991 Guobiao Code (indicating Prefecture level unit)|
|Pref_Name||THDL||Pinyin Name of Prefecture level unit (first row for each Prefecture. Additional rows added by CHGIS-HV)|
|Pref_Seat||ACASIAN||Pinyin Name of Prefecture level capital|
|GB_91||GBT 2260-91||Complete six digit 1991 Guobiao Code (indicating County level unit)|
|Cnty_Name||GBT 2260-91||Pinyin Name of County level unit|
Extended Guobiao Code of County capital, based on Crissman / Skinner codes.
.01 = ZHEN (Note: These are numbered .01 and up in Townships file [not yet posted]).
.49 = CHENGGUAN
.99 = XIANG (Note: These are numbered .51 and up in Townships file [not yet posted]).
|Cnty_Seat_Name||ACASIAN||Pinyin Name of County capital, from ACASIAN dataset.|
|CG_91-95||CHGIS-HV||Changes between 1991 and 1995 in Guobiao Code, in Name, or creation / abolition of unit (VALUE = Y or N)|
|New_Name_95||GBT 2260-95||Pinyin name of County level unit as listed in GBT 2260-95.|
|GB_95||GBT 2260-95||Six digit Guobiao Code from GBT 2260-95|
|CG_95-99||CHGIS-HV||Changes between 1995 and 1999 in Guobiao Code, in Name, or creation / abolition of unit (VALUE = Y or N)|
|New_Name_99||GBT 2260-99||Pinyin name of County level unit as listed in GBT 2260-99.|
|GB_99||GBT 2260-99||Six digit Guobiao Code from GBT 2260-99|
Pinyin Name listed in GBT 2260-99.
GREEN = Official Pinyin Name (the only name listed in GBT 2260-99)
BLACK = Name listed in parentheses (ie. Local placename, as spelled in Pinyin)