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The southernmost commandery of the Han Chinese empire, situated in the central part of present Vietnam. It was in its southernmost sub-prefecture, that of Hsiang-lin, corresponding roughly to the southern part of the present Vietnamese province of Thu’a-thien, that a native official founded in 192 the independent kingdom of Lin-Yi, later to be known by the name of Champa.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied