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.
Shouren Wang(Chinese: 王守仁, alias: 王阳明), was ever in the earth from 1472/10/31 to 1529/1/9.
Adress: South of Wusheng Gate Road, Yuyao, Ningbo city, China.(Chinese: 余姚武胜门路西侧)
Shouren is a famouse thinker, educator, militarist, calligrapher in Ming dynasty. The system of mind(Chinese: 心学体系) set up by him has become an important turning point in the history of Chinese thought.
Zhifo Chen(Chinese:陈之佛) (1896.9.23–1962.1.15) ever leart at the jintang school, in 1916, he graduated from a texture school in Hangzhou(Chinese: 杭州甲种工业学校机织科), and stayed in the school for teaching the patterns. In 1918, he went to Tokyo of Japan for further study the patterns in an artist school(Chinese:日本东京美术学校工艺图案科), as one of the earliest student to study industrial art abroad to Japan.
Zhifo Chen is a great master of modern Chinese painting, one of the most accomplished modern painter. His fine brushwork birds and flowers show a new vitality. Chen Zhifo has completed only 500 pieces of creation, creating a new miracle in the field of modern Chinese fine brushwork and painting. Known as Chen in the title “South Chen North Yu” (Chinese: 南陈北于, Yu refers to 于非闇, another artist).
Here are some of his art works.
His old house locates at Xiaoji north lane, Hushan, Cixi, Ningbo of China, which is built by his grandfather. It’s about 957.74 square meters, a traditional house with south of the Chang Jiang river style.
Wu Jintang, (1855-1926) people from Cixi, Zhejiang. In 1885, he went to Japan to business with 50000g silver, in Qiwang(Chinese:祈望) he opened the Yisheng(Chinese:怡生) business, and opened the Yisheng(Chinese:义生) business in Shanghai, engaged in the sale of Chinese and Japanese goods. He sold Japanese matches, soaps and umbrellas to China, and exported Chinese cotton and silk to Japan for profit. Later he ran the cement factory, became one of the ten big giants in the Meiji and Tai Zheng years of Kansai industry in Japan.
In 1911, He had donated water conservancy works to improve flood control, which has benefited more than 20,000 mu of farmland. Established Jintang pedagogic school in Cixi,Ningbo, China.
In 1926, he died in Kobe, Japan.
In 1900, the Eight Allied forces attacked China. In the Beijing and Tianjin area, people were plunged into misery and suffering, there’re floods in the Yangtze River Basin. Wu Jintang donated 150000g silver to the country in two times.
In 1911, our country was flooded again. He donated more than 38000 yen and donated 32000 yen to the Red Cross Society of China.
Around 1915, the three north coast of his hometown had a tsunami, and there was no harvest of grain and cotton. Many people were starved to death, and flocked to Shannan to “eat big families”.Wu Jintang heard the news to pay the huge sum, entrusted the Shanghai three North shipping company boss Yu Qiaqing, bought rice in Yangzhou and Anhui area.He donated more than 190000g silver, and transported more than 500 Jin of rice.
Ningbo university is built in 1986. ningbo business group from abroad donated for some buildings,Yugang bao’s family brought up the idea and make the dream to have the first university in ningbo come true. Now there’re many buildings in the country named after the donators from Ningbo business group.
Now many students from abroad also study here. Ning is a city with good trade environments and fruitful products, which can help students learn how to do business as well.
The Liang&Zhu Culture Park(Chinese:宁波梁祝文化公园) locates at the south of Ningbo city, Zhejiang province. The park is is a love theme park, the birthplace of Liang&Zhu’s story. People often take Liang&Zhu as eastern ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
Here is the brief story of them.
Liang is the man, Zhu is a lady. In their time, lady is not allowed to go out to the school, so Zhu dressed the man’s clothes and pretended to be a man to the school, she met Liang and fell in love with him. However, Liang is a stupid man and could not realize that Zhu is a lady, though he liked Zhu. When they departed, Zhu asked Liang to marry her younger sister ‘little ninthsister’, and Liang could not realize that sister is actually Zhu herself. When they departed, there’s a famous paragraph of Shaoxin opera called ‘See Zhu off for Eighteen times’, pretty funny at that time. But, after Zhu back home, she was committed to marry another man by her father. She went to death on the wedding day. Later, stupid Liang came to Zhu’s home to ask her family to marry ‘Little ninth sister’ with him, got known that Zhu was died, and Zhu was a lady in fact. Imagine the poor man, recalled all the words and reactions of Zhu, once he thought Zhu did not follow the ruls, spoke strangely, then he realized how she wanted to reveal the veils, how he kept blind to the love heart, so he went to her tomb and put himself death too. Later two butterflies flied out from the tomb, it’s said these butterflies were Liang&Zhu’s new life. Now they can stay together.
From this story, we can get a piece of Golden law that clear communication and expression are two Indispensable factors of love affair. How fortunately that ladies can go to school freely in China, and still there’re women can not go out for education publicly in some countries in the world.
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with co-operation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.
It has more than 7,800 students and around 750 are from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas.
It has more than 750 members of staff, split across academic and professional services.
Its staff and students come from more than 70 countries and regions around the world.
The University is situated in a 144 acre (584,666m²) campus in Ningbo, Zhejiang province.