Monthly Archives: May 2018

Zuwang Quan – People From Ningbo

Zuwang Quan(Chinese:全祖望)(1705-1755),alias Xie Shan, from Shagang village, Dongqiao township, Yin county (now Ningbo Yinzhou District), Ningbo City, Zhejiang province, China(Chinese: 鄞县洞桥乡沙港口村). A famous historian and writer in the Qing Dynasty, an important representative of Zhedong school.

He was Gong Sheng in Yong Zheng seven years (1729), Jinshi in Qianlong first year (1736)(Chinese: 雍正七年(1729年)贡生,乾隆元年(1736年)进士), however, he was not rich and often got sick.

He published a lot of books, in total he left the world about 35 books, more than 400 volumes. Some of them were published after the age of 40: 100 volumes of the Song Yuan study cases(Chinese:《宋元学案》100卷) ,40 volumes of Commentary on the Waterways Classic Proofread by Quan(Chinese: 《全校水经注》40卷). He wrote some poems, essays, academy articles, for example: The “Mei Hua Ling”.

quanzuwang book
quanzuwang book

quanzuwang book
quanzuwang book
old house of quan zu wang
old house of quan zu wang
quan zu wang old house
quan zu wang old house
quan zuwang old house
quan zuwang old house
quanzuwang old house
quanzuwang old house

quanzuwang book and old house
quanzuwang book and old house

Word:
进士 [jìn shì]

[a successful candidate in the highest imperial examinations]

贡生 [gòng shēng]

[senior licentiate in feudal China]

Zongxi huang – People From Ningbo

Zongxi huang(Chinese: 黄宗羲)(1610.9.24-1695.8.12)

He was historians, thinkers, geographers, astronomers, historians and educationists In the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties. Zongxi Huang is extremely learned, profound in thought, rich in writing, and has written more than 50 books in his lifetime, more than 300 volumes, including :《明儒学案》《宋元学案》《明夷待访录》《孟子师说》《葬制或问》《破邪论》《思旧录》《易学象数论》《明文海》《行朝录》《今水经》《大统历推法》《四明山志》

His father is one of “The seven gentleman of the Donglin”, his mother is a daughter of a famous book collector. He himself, together with Gu Yanwu and Wang Fuzhi was called as “the three great thinkers in the late Ming and early Qing”, and together with his brother Huang Zongyan and Huang Zonghui was called as “East Zhejiang Sanhuang”; and together with Gu Yanwu, Fang Yizhi, Wang Fuzhi, Zhu Shunshui, was called as “the five people in the late Ming and early Qing Dynasty”, also known as the “father of Chinese thought enlightenment”. Together with Li Yong from Shannxi and Sun Qifeng from Rongcheng, and was called as “the three great Confucian scholars in the sea”. (Chinese:“东林七君子”黄尊素长子。与顾炎武、王夫之并称“明末清初三大思想家”;与弟黄宗炎、黄宗会号称“浙东三黄”;与顾炎武、方以智、王夫之、朱舜水并称为“明末清初五大家”,亦有“中国思想启蒙之父”之誉。与陕西李颙、直隶容城孙奇逢并称“海内三大鸿儒”。)

From above titles, we can see that he was a very social schoolar.

huangzongxi tomb
huangzongxi tomb
huangzongxi book
huangzongxi book
huangzongxi four of yuyao
huangzongxi four of yuyao

Shunshui Zhu – People From Ningbo

Shunshui Zhu(Chinese:朱舜水)(1600~1682), a scholar and an educator.

After Ming dynasty was over, he went to Japan and lived there. Then he gave lectures in Nagasaki and Edo (now Tokyo) and disseminating Confucianism, which was highly valued by Japanese politicians. He is the author of the book “Zhu Shunshui collection”.

There’s a tomb of him in Fant tower Park, Songjiang district,Shanghai.He was one of Four from Yuyao, Ningbo in his time.

zhushunshui book
zhushunshui book

zhushunshui house
zhushunshui house

ZiLing Yan – People From Ningbo

ZiLing Yan (Chinese: 严子陵)(BC39—AC41), East Han Dynasty. He is a classmate of Han GuangWu Emperor Xiu Liu(Chinese 汉光武刘秀).

When Xiu became the emperor, he wanted to invite Ziling to be an officer, and provided the offer several times, however, Ziling refused it all the time. He would rather to go fishing dressing on a sheep feather in the countryside and stayed with poorverty.

Well, his value from this be-loved story maybe not be understood by young people nowadays. In fact, though he did not went to the office and get the salary, he did what he could to his classmate and the people. He gave advises, suggestions to the officers. So he behaved like a volunteer officer.

Regarding his products. it seems that he did not leave anything in paper, however, people in late time worked out 172 articles, 1351 poems, 100 ci, 24 songs, 21 proses and 2 scripts(文章172篇,诗1351篇,词100篇,曲24篇,赋21篇,剧本2本) to discuss Ziling.

yanziling
yanziling

Lijiakeng village in Ningbo

lijiakeng village
lijiakeng village

The local people live a healthy life. Many of them reach the age of 90.
There’re many Ming dynasty and Qing dynasty ancient construction here.
“Diaohong” persimmon, “Huaqi” taro and tea are the main resources of their incoming.

Address: Lijiakeng village, Zhangshui town, Yinzhou district, Ningbo city, China.(Chinese:浙江省宁波市鄞州区章水镇李家坑村)
Village Area: 8.2 square km,
Population: ~800
Moutain forest area: 3700 mu.

lijiakeng village
lijiakeng village

lijiakeng village
lijiakeng village