Feb 20 2016

The mystery of Jiande 建德

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:

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  1. zh wiki, from Qing dynasty 清朝安徽建德縣知縣
  2. 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.
  3. 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?

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Feb 20 2016

Is Jiande still exist?

Jiande, Anhui province in China. This article is sizable:

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Nov 9 2014

Anhui 安徽省

An eastern province in China. Hefei is the capital.

  • Hefei
  • Dongzhi
  • Huangshan

Apr 27 2014

Wuwei 无为

I read this little article on Wuwei. 无为 in Anhui province. One of my ancestors passed away there.


Aug 31 2012

Wuwei County

Retake from LBZ Family Album published in 2011, of Wuwei.
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Apr 13 2012

Baihua Hotel in Hefei


191 Shouchun Road
Hefei
合肥市庐阳区寿春路191号 230001
China

The city map in 1948 and in 1949.

Coincident, I stayed at this same hotel – Baihua Hotel in Hefei (安徽百花宾馆) where we had lunch the last year. At the buffet breakfast a middle aged man in dark blue suit but in white hotel paper slippers sat at the table in front of mine – in the empty large dinning room. He had two men who obviously 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. 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.

The service of the hotel is ok. It’s a five minutes short walk to Li Hongzhang’s residence.