Monday, October 13, 2008


Tianmen is a sub-prefecture-level city in Hubei Province, China.

It is on the west of Wuhan and east of Jingzhou. The old name is Jingling , which is where was from. It is the hometown of Lu Yu, who is regarded as the pioneer of planting Chinese tea widely.

In January 2008, a construction company general manager and blogger named Wei Wenhua was beaten to death by a group of at least 30 Chengguan for filming a dispute between villagers and government officials in Wanba, a village in Tianmen.


Shishou is a county-level city in Jingzhou of Hubei province of the People's Republic of China.
Shishou is located in the South of the province, near the border with Hunan province.
Shishou City National Baiji Reserve for Chinese River Dolphins is nearby. Shishou is also the name of a river flowing into Yangtze River.
Shishou was occupied by Japanese troops in 1943.

Qianjiang, Hubei

Qianjiang is a sub-prefecture-level city in China's Hubei province.

Geography and Climate

Qianjiang is located in south-central Hubei province in the Jiang-Han plain. Its area 2,004 km?.

Qianjiang's climate is . Average annual temperature is 17 °C。


Qianjiang became a county in 965 during the Song dynasty. It was the early center of the Chu State.


Xianning has 15 , 1 economic development zone, and 6 management areas.


Qianjiang's population is just over 1 million.


Qianjiang has an important oil field. Qianjiang has the potential of producing 200 million tons of oil, more than 9000 m3 of natural gas, and 800 billion tons of rock salt.



Macheng is a county-level city in Huanggang, Hubei, China.

Macheng abuts the south side of the Dabie Mountains in northeastern Hubei. The city covers about 3,600 square kilometers, and includes some 700 villages and small towns. Total population was 1.2 million at the last census.


Macheng has a long history, dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period as part of the Chu empire, and was the site of the famous Wu Chu battle . It was named Macheng in 598 AD.

In 1927, a major peasant revolt erupted in Macheng, creating a strong base for the ensuing Communist revolution in 1949. More than 100,000 people joined Mao’s Red Army under local Generals, Wang Shusheng and Chen Zaidao.


Macheng is rich in resources, with about one million under agricultural cultivation. Forests cover about three million mu , and water covers about 450,000 mu .

The main mineral reserves are basalt, marble, and silicon, with large deposits of jade, gold, silver, and copper, among others. The main plant crops are Chinese chestnuts, chrysanthemums, and persimmon fruit. The area is also famous for mulberry bushes and related silkworm production.


The main Beijing-Jiulong railway line,which connects Beijing and Hongkong, passes through the county.


Lichuan is a city in Hubei province in China. Lichuan has approximately 73,000 inabitants.


Laohekou is a county-level city in northwestern Hubei Province, China. It has an area of 1,032 km? and a population of 490,000 . It falls in the jurisdiction of Xiangfan prefecture-level city. The area includes the city of Laohekou proper, which has an area of 27 km?.


Jingzhou is a city in the Hubei province of the People's Republic of China, on the banks of the Yangtze River . Population : 6.3 million. Urban population: 1.56 million.


The municipality has an area of 14,067 km?. It is higher on the west and lower on the east. It is densely covered by a network of waterways, as well as lakes.

Jingzhou is located on the middle reaches of the Chang Jiang , in the Jianghan Plain.
To its east there is Wuhan, to its west there are the Three Gorges, to its south there is Hunan province and to its north there is Jingmen city.


Jingzhou Municipality has jurisdiction over:
2 districts: Jingzhou District and Shashi District
3 counties: Jiangling County, Gong'an County, Jianli County
3 cities: Songzi, Shishou and Honghu


Jingzhou has been a transportation hub and distribution center of commodities for 6,000 years.

The ancient city of Jingzhou is what is now Jiangling District of Jingzhou City. It is situated in the middle reaches of the Chang Jiang, a strategic place of military importance since ancient times.

Jingzhou was the capital of 20 kings over 411 years of the State of Chu during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States of the Zhou Dynasty.

The city is said to have been built with earth by Guan Yu in the Three Kingdoms period. During the Southern and Northern Dynasties period, it was the capital of the . In the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, it was the capital of the Nanping State.


Numerous sites have been preserved from the Chu State period, including the ruins of five Chu cities, 73 sites of the Chu Culture and more than 800 large ancient tombs, including those of 18 Chu kings.

There are also historical sites from the Three Kingdoms period, such as the Wulin Battlefield and Huarong Path.

The city walls were rebuilt in 1646 and measure 9 meters in height and 10 meters in depth. The perimeter of the wall extends for 9.3 kilometers. The city walls, city gates, watchtowers, and battlements have been maintained well. Many of the towers on top of the majestic city gates have been damaged or rebuilt, only leaving the Chaozong Tower which was rebuilt in 1838 on the Gongji Gate.

The Jingzhou museum is well-known, most notably for a well-preserved 2,000-year-old male corpse. Also on display are silk and lacquerware from the Warring States Period.


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