I often hear people from Dongzhi (Anhui) mention Jiande 建德. I vaguely remember it’s an ancient city/county that no longer exist. But I was wrong. Google 安徽建德 I got the following:
- zh wiki, from Qing dynasty 清朝安徽建德縣知縣
- baike, this not only claims one of tourist spots in Anhui 建德是安徽省旅游景点最集中的地区之一, the web is sizable.
- baike, an old county in Anhui 安徽省原建德县
I was confused. An inquire with a local official, I was told, “the web site is inaccurate.” Gosh! Some official sites, for example, this Dongzhi page links to its government site at www.ahdongzhi.gov.cn, in fact isn’t working (www.dongzhi.gov.cn works tho). Hello, is anybody home?
Coincident, I stayed at the same hotel – Baihua Hotel in Hefei (安徽百花宾馆) where we had lunch the last time there. At the buffet breakfast a middle aged man in dark blue suit in white hotel paper slippers sat in the table before me. He had two men who deferred and catered to him. During the short meal, another man came with a painting, unrolled for him to inspect. He took a look and waved the man away. The large restaurant was pretty vacant in the morning. He then took out a cigarette, one of the two man lighted it for him. He took a deep drag, then cleared his throat and spitted it on the carpeted floor.
An eastern province in China. Hefei is the capital.
I read this little article on Wuwei. 无为 in Anhui province. One of my ancestors passed away there.
Retake from LBZ Family Album published in 2011, of Wuwei.