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Xikou tengtou village

Xikou is a country level AAAAA scenic spot, Ningo, China. Jieshi Jiang, the leader of another main party Guomin party in recent history of last centry,was born here. His mother’s tomb lied on the mountain XueDou. Jiang is a son with a heart full Of love to his mother, like many sons in the traditional Ningbo families.

Tengtou village is a new model for the country side community development. It’s one of the richest villages of China. It took part in the presentation at expo 2008. It’s one of the two most beautiful villages in ningbo ranked officially.

Fenghua mountains
Fenghua mountains

Dong’s paediatrics

Dong’s paediatrics (Chinese:董氏儿科 ) is a representative item of national intangible cultural heritage, and a representative genre of paediatrics. The origin of Dong’s paediatrics should be mentioned more than 200 years ago.

Dong’s family jump village (Chinese: 董家跳村) is a place where men of talent come out in succession. Dong’s paediatrics started from this village. It has seven paediatrics generations now.

dong's paediatrics history
dong’s paediatrics history

In the winter of 1958, measles became pandemic in Shanghai, the total number of patients got more than 500,000, and the death rate once reached 10%. At that time, some of the pandemic kids patients turned better obviously but got heavier sick right after even to death. Tingyao Dong (Chinese:董廷瑶) found that most of them only have red dots on the bodies, but appeared pale and livid on the faces, which were far different from the normal kids patient that with faces fully red. He thought that it was caused by Qi and blood blocked, rash poison can not be released,to heal this, we must release the rash poison. So, he brought out a solution to it: a detoxification and activating blood soup from the Chinese traditional medical prescription, add some tastes for the kids patients to eat, and got very good result. He asked people to use a large water cylinder to make the medicines, and distributed into small bottles for the kids patients, which resulted rapid declining in mortality, the Measles crisis escaped away then.

In 1943, Tingyao Dong sent his son Weihe Dont(Chinese: 董维和) from Shanghai back to home, started a Paediatric clinic at No. 2 of East Horse Lane(Chinese: 东马弄2号) in Ningbo.

The Paediatric team published two books for paediatrics: 《董廷瑶儿科医案精选》和《董氏儿科》

Family Zheng’s Seventeenth House

Seven hundrends of years ago (South Song dynasty, AC 1250), Family Zheng went from the north to settle their home at Zhenghai, Ningbo.

The clan leader at that time was the seventeenth son of the family, so the village was called as Family Zheng’s Seventeenth House(Chinese:郑氏十七房) after that. Its area is about 60,000 square meters. Most of the constructions is of Ming dynasty and Qing dynasty style. It is one of the largest completely saved ancient construction villages of Ming&Qing dynasty style in China. More than 300 families live in the village now. A hotel operators had turned some of the houses into hotels, so you can taste the ancient peaceful life in this old houses.

There’re three tops of Ningbo in the villages:
1)largest number of flagpoles, highest flagpoles,
2)River will not go dried even if no rain for 3 years ,
3)Largest number of Horse head walls, will not be destroyed by Typhoon.

Business men from Family Zheng’s Seventeenth House village, are one of the earliest business Ningbo groups. Some of them went to Shanghai, start business of some stores,factories and banks. The famous band Old Phoenix (老凤祥) of Jewellery and hero (英雄) of Pen are created by Zheng’s.

Family Zheng's 17th House village
Family Zheng’s 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village

Family Zheng's 17th House village