city, west central Guizhou sheng (province), China. Anshun, a county-level municipality, is located along the strategic passage to Yunnan province to the west and has long been an important thoroughfare between Yunnan and Guizhou. Anshun, called Yelang state during the period of the Warring States (475-221 BCE), changed to Anshunzhou in 1383 during the Ming dynasty and became a county-level municipality in 1958. It later briefly lost its municipal status but was made a city again in 1966.
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