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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

Zhifo Chen’s old house

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.

chenzhifo’s art work
chenzhifo’s art work

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.

chenzhifo's old house
chenzhifo’s old house

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.

baoyugang
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

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》

Liang&Zhu Culture Park

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.

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liang&zhu  statue
liang&zhu statue
liangzhu culture park
liangzhu culture park
liang zhu park
liang zhu park
liang zhu park
liang zhu park