Category Archives: Ningbo

scenes in ningbo city district

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]

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

Qi Sha’s old house

Qi Sha (Chinese:沙耆), 1914-2005. An oil painter. He unfortunately got psychology sick in 1946. However he was very fortunate that his family and the government took care of him very well, so he could live long and worked on art in late of his life.

Address: Sha villge, Tangxi Town, Yin xian district, Ningbo city, Zhejiang Province, China(Chinse:浙江省鄞县沙村).

He studied from Beihong Xu in 1937, in the same year he went to Royal Art college of Bellgium to study from Painter ABastien. He ever studies in Shanghai Changming Art School(Chinese:上海昌明艺专), Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts(Chinese:上海美专), Hangzhou Academy of Fine Arts(Chinese: 杭州艺专), Art department of Central college(Chinese: 中央大学艺术系) for 9 years.

His art products:

shaqi's oil painting
shaqi’s oil painting

The old house:

shaqi's old house
shaqi’s old house

Tao Tang’s old house

Tao Tang (Chinese: 唐弢) was born in 1913/3/3 in Zhenghai(currently Jiangbei district), Ningbo, China. He died in 1992 in Beijing. He is a writer and book collector. His collection of books has a large number of 43,000, including 16,700 kinds of magazines, 26,300 kinds of books. He is No.1 book collector of China.

Tao’s father was cheated by a cooperator in paper when Tao is a child, so he decided to send Tao to the school. Some local people of his hometown said that farmer’s child will not be able to come out, Tao tried to write some poems to prove his education value. However, his father got heavy sick psychologically because of the bad economic condition. So he had to stop his education from middle school in grade seven, and went to the post office as a letter picker. He kept writing in his spare time. In 1978, he became the part-time profession of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

His old house was not protected well, and near it lives some families…well, because it’s a house once built by a poor family, so it does not have a good looking, which visitors want to pay visiting from a long distance.

tangtao's old house
tangtao’s old house