This province is known by it's two places: Jiangnin and Suzhou,
abreviated as the Su. During Spring and Autumn and Three Kingdom
era, it belonged to Wu Kingdom, so it was also known as Wu.
In the begining of Han Dynasty, this province was divided to Wu
and Zhu territories. In Tang Dynasty it was divided by Jiangnan
and Weinan, two major avenues. In the Sung Dynasty, it was then
named as streets. In Yuen Dynasty, it was divided to Henan and
Zhejiang provinces. In the beginning of Qing, it was combined
with Anwei Provice and was called the Jiangnan Province. Until
the later Qing Dynasty, the province was called Jiangsu and it
has been continued with that name.
Jiangsu is located in the central of East of China. It's neighbor's
provices are: North with Santong, South with Zhejiang, West with
Anwei and the East faces the Ocean.
The majority of the people living in this provice are Han people
(Chinese decendent of the Han Dynasty). People on the North tends
to be muscular and hard workers compared to the South are more
joyful. This province has many different dialects. Mostly on Xuzhou
and Haimen would speak the Nothern officer dialect, while in the
west at Jiang, Wei, Zhenjiang speak the Yangzhou officer dialect.
In Nanjing, they speak the Nanjin officer dialect and in Danyang,
they speak of an dialect call Taihu which is also known as the
Wu dialect, a mix of many highlander dialects together, hard for
others to understand.
Note: there are several other places but we will only mention
places relating to the family.
Zhengjiang: used to be Tantu and later known as Jingkou. This
is the military headquarter for Wu Kidngom during the Three Kingdom
time. General Han Shi-zong with only 8,000 soldiers had defeated
General Jing Eh-shu's 100,000 troupes during that time.
Kan Lu Temple: this is the place during the Three Kingdom
time, King Wu gave his dauther Sun San-xian to Liu Xun-deh. This
was a story of Chou Yu (Wu's general) trying to convince King
Wu (Sun Chuen) to plan an assesination to Liu Pei, but instead,
King Wu became Liu's uncle. This has become one of the popular
embarrasement tale in that time: "Chou's great idea to conquer
others but instead, lost his queen as well as their troupes"
Wu Town: originally called Suzhou, later as Kuzhou. Located
at northeast of Taihu. King Wu Kwong's capital is located here.
It's jade and rug making is known throught other cities. It has
great lakes, rivers and natural wonders. As it was also called
the Chinese Heaven. Many poems have mentioned of "Above we
have the heaven, below we have Sukang". Wu Town has several
known temples, where many emperors had visited before. A placed
call the Tiger Hill (Huchiou) is where the last Emperor of Wu
of the Spring and Autumn era burried.
Xuzhou: over at the North of this City, you will find the
Sword Hanging Place of Wu Ji-Zhe plus many other historical sites.
This was part of the Wu and Yue territory during the Spring and
Autumn period. In the Warring State, this province was then belonged
to Zhu. There's several interesting sites in this province that
needed to be mentioned.
Saouxing: during the Spring and Autum period, Wu and Yue fought
each other for this territory. King Yue lost the battle and more
than 5000 soldiers died here. He used this as an example to revenge
them ô10 years of togetherness, 10 years lessonsö.
20 years later, Yue attacked Wu and defeated the Wu here.
Mou-Kan Mountain: This is where Kan Jian and Mou Xie created
the swords used by Wu Kwang during the Spring and Autumn period.
During the Spring and Autumn period,
this province belong to Wu and Zhu. North are more aggresive compared
to the South. Many famous tales came from this area.
This belonged to Wu, Yue and Zhu during
Spring and Autumn time. Several great historical monuments and
temples were created here. Wudang tample is also located here