Geography of the Wu Family

Jiangsu Province:


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.

Population:

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.

Important Places:

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.

Zhejiang Province:


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.

Anwei Province:

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.

Jiangsi Province:

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 in Jiangsi.


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