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Yugang Bao’s old house

Bao’s family donated a lot to the education in China. There’s a middle schoold in Shanghai, and a universtiy in Ningbo started by Bao’s family. He donated 60 million to build the Ningbo University.

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baoyugang

Here we introduce two old houses of Yugang Bao, one in Ningbo, another in Shanghai.

old house of bao yugang
old house of bao yugang

From 1946 to 1948, Bao lived in this building, which locates at No.2 Wuyi Road, Tang shan village, Shanghai, China.

old house in shanghai
old house in shanghai

Jintang Wu’s old house

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 1900,
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.

wujintang‘s old house
wujintang‘s old house

Jintang school

jintang school
jintang school

Ningbo museum

Ningbo museum
Ningbo museum

It locates at No. 1000 of Shounan middle Road of Yinzhou district,Ningbo,China.

Closed on Monday,open on other weekdays from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm.

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Di

The above musical instrument flute was made about 8000 years ago. Imagine the life style our predecessor had. Looking at how our life being speed up by the technology, should we think over is this what we really want?

Tu Youyou won a nobel prize

Chinese scientist Tu Youyou on October 5 won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine amongst a trio for discovering parasite therapies.Tu Youyou is the first Chinese scientist to win a nobel prize for work carried out within China.

Professor Tu was born in Ningbo in 1930, completed her high school education in two High school of Ningbo. She is chief professor at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine now.

Nobel assembly member Jan Andersson said that the award to Tu comes after the Chinese had invested in science and “completely changed the way they structure how they do science.”

“They had started to do the western traditional way of having libraries, for instance, where you can actually get literature, information on what the rest of the world has done. They have also learned to collaborate in groups, because that is how science is developed: you work close together with many other people. And you also look for the international contributions via, for instance, libraries, where everything that has done is stored. So I think it’s a complete change in the structure in how they do science in China, and now they become awarded for it and belong to the scientific community to a higher extent than they had done in the last 50 years,” said Jan Andersson, Nobel assembly member.

She discovered artemisinin in 1971, know as “Qing-hao-su” in Chinese. It’s a drug that has significantly reduced the mortality rate for patients suffering from malaria.

The discovery of artemisinin and its use in treating malaria are regarded as a significant breakthrough in tropical medicine in the 20th century. It is also a major health improvement for people in developing tropical countries in south Asia, Africa, and South America.

History of Cixi City

juzhang

Cixi is a city with a rich culture and a long history. It was part of the state of Yue in the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.). The county was set up in the Qin Dynasty. At first it was called “Juzhang” and has been using the name of “Cixi” since the Kaiyuan reign of the Tang Dynasty (738 A.D.).

After the adjusting of administrative areas in 1954, current city border of Cixi is combined by the northern parts of original Cixi, Yuyao and Zhen Hai xian, so it’s called SanBei (Chinese: 三北, pinyin: sān beǐ, which means “the three north”). It became a satellite city repealing county system and setting up city system in 1988.