on Chen Yuanguang's Origin
- 2015年 
【中文摘要】唐初漳州的创建者陈元光来自何方、凭什么力量平定闽粵之交的动乱，历来存在重大分歧。对所见陈氏族谱所列陈元光“先祖”与“后裔”各十余世进行辨析可以发现，陈元光来自光州固始说属于伪托与虚构，不足为据。又据较可靠的历史文献推定，陈元光先世来自河东，落籍岭南，成为漳潮一带本地豪帅。由此可见，福建文化曾深受中原文化的影响，是不争的事实，但这个“中原”，是个比较宽广的概念，绝不限于河洛，更不限于河南固始一隅之地。 【Abstract】There have been great different views as to the origin of Chen Yuanguang，the man who established the first official rule in Zhangzhou in the early Tang dynasty. One of the well-known opinions is that he came from Gushi，Guangzhou. Judging by the materials about dozens of his forefathers and descendants in his family tree that saying is unfounded. According to some relatively reliable historical data，Chen's forefathers came from Hedong and settled in Guangdong and later became the influential figures in Zhangzhou and Chaozhou area. It is indisputable that Fujian has been greatly influenced by Zhongyuan culturally. But Zhongyuzn here is a broad concept，not limited in central Henan，not to say Gushi.