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Famous Historical Figures

Throughout the ages, Wujiang area has been home to many distinguished cultures and talents. In the over 2000 years from the Spring and Autumn period to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, celebrated historical figures emerged here. It id evidenced that there were over 140 historical figures who were natives of Wujiang or has been living here, among which are Fan Li in the Spring and Autumn period, Cifu (a literary form, sentimental or descriptive composition, often rhymed) writers Yan Ji and Yan Zhu (Yan Ji’s son) in the Western Han Dynasty, littérateur Zhang Han in the Western Jin Dynasty, Chinese linguist and painter Gu Yewang in the Southern Dynasty, littérateur Lu Guimeng in the Tang Dynasty, two imperial scholars named respectively Xie Tao and Xie Jingchu in the Song Dynasty, representative of Wujiang School of Kunqu Opera named Shen Jing in the Ming Dynasty, landscape architect Ji Cheng, optical instrument expert Sun Yunqiu, astronomer Wang Xichan, littérateur Wu Zhaoqian, famous doctor Xu Dachun in the Song Dynasty, etc. Its is also home to outstanding figures in the modern times including master of Chinese culture named Jin Songcen, an influential figure Chen Qubing in the Revolution of 1911, patriotic poet Liu Yazi, martyr Zhang Yingchun and sociologist Fei Xiaotong.

  • Shen Jing

    Shen Jing

    Shen Jing (1553-1610), born in Songling, Wujiang, courtesy name Boying and pseudonym Ciyinsheng, was an opera writer and theorist in the Ming Dynasty. In 1574, the second year of the Wanli reign, he b...

  • Sun Yunqiu

    Sun Yunqiu

    Sun Yunqiu (1630-1662), born in Qidu, Wujiangt, courtesy name Wenyu or Sibin, was a well-known optical instrument creator in the late Ming Dynasty and the early Qing. Poor as his family was, he had gr...

  • Yuan Huang

    Yuan Huang

    Yuan Huang (1533-1606), original name Biao, courtesy name Kunyi and pseudonym Liaofan, was a native of Luxu, Wujiang. He was smart and agile, interested in astronomy, mathematics, water conservancy, m...

  • Wu Zhaoqian

    Wu Zhaoqian

    Wu Zhaoqian (1631-1684), born in Songling, Wujiang, courtesy name Hancha, was a littérateur in the Qing dynasty. Known for his talents since a young age, he led the establishment of a gentlemen group...

  • Xu Dachun

    Xu Dachun

    Xu Dachun (1693-1771), born in the Songling, courtesy name Lingtai and pseudonym Huixi Taoist in his old age, was a famous medical scientist of the Qing Dynasty. He was intelligent and knowledgeable, ...

  • Yan Ji

    Yan Ji

    Yan Ji (c. 188-105 BC) was a Cifu (a literary form, sentimental or descriptive composition, often rhymed) writer in the early Western Han Dynasty. He changed his surname from Zhuang to Yan in the East...

  • Zhang Han

    Zhang Han

    Zhang Han (c. 258-319), courtesy name Jiying, was a talented yet uninhibited littérateur of the Western Jin Dynasty, and known among his contemporaries as the “Jiangdong Ruan Ji (a renowned man of w...

  • Shi Zejing

    Shi Zejing

    Shi Zejing (1855-1924), born in Zhenze, Wujiang, pseudonym Ziying, was one of the founders of Chinese Red Cross. He ranked ninth in the imperial exam at the provincial level in 1875, the first year of...

  • Gu Yewang

    Gu Yewang

    Gu Yewang (519-581), courtesy name Xifeng, was a linguist, historian and littérateur in the Southern Liang and Chen Dynasties. He was eager to learn when he was only a child and was famous for his de...

  • Chen Qubing

    Chen Qubing

    Chen Qubing (1874-1933), born in Tongli Wujiang, was a well-known modern poet, influential man in the Revolution of 1911 and one of the founders of the Southern Society. In his early years, he asked f...

  • Liu Yazi

    Liu Yazi

    Liu Yazi (1887-1958), born in Lili, Wujiang, was a patriot, democratic revolutionist, noted poet, social activist and one of the founders of the Southern Society of modern China. In his early years, h...

  • Lu Guimeng

    Lu Guimeng

    Lu Guimeng (?-c. 881), courtesy name Luwang, pseudonym Tiansuizi, alias Jianghu Sanren (the traveling wanderer) and Fuli Xiansheng (Mr. Fuli), was a littérateur in the Tang Dynasty and one of the thr...

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