. After Hanshan's disappearance, a Taoist (Taoism) named Xu Lingfu (徐灵府), a native of Hangzhou, apparently collected his poems from the various mountains, rocks, trees, and walls they were written on. This collection, however, is not mentioned in any of his written works, and as Xu ceased to write after 825 CE, that puts a lower bound on the date of Hanshan's death, and an upper bound as Xu must have collected Hanshan's corpus before Xu's own death in 841. Legend has it that Hanshan disappeared 12 years before dying What legend? Citation needed , which would bracket his death between 837 and 851 CE. No information exists on his date of birth, so speculation is futile. There are some possible autobiographical details, from which one might infer that his home town was Handan, and that he was born to a wealthy or noble family. Father Joseph Brucker, a Roman Catholic researcher of the early twentieth century, notes that Ricci's account of Chinese Jews indicates that there were only in the range of ten or twelve Jewish families in Kaifeng in the late sixteenth to early seventeenth centuries, ''De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas'', p. 108 in Gallagher's English translation (1953) and that they had reportedly resided there for five or six hundred years. It was also stated in the manuscripts that there was a greater number of Jews in Hangzhou. This could be taken to suggest that loyal Jews fled south along with the soon-to-be crowned Emperor Gaozong (Emperor Gaozong of Song China) to Hangzhou. In fact, the 1489 stele mentions how the Jews "abandoned Bianliang" (Kaifeng) after the Jingkang Incident. Father Joseph Brucker, a Roman Catholic researcher of the early twentieth century, notes that Ricci's account of Chinese Jews indicates that there were only in the range of ten or twelve Jewish families in Kaifeng in the late sixteenth to early seventeenth centuries, ''De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas'', p. 108 in Gallagher's English translation (1953) and that they had reportedly resided there for five or six hundred years. It was also stated in the manuscripts that there was a greater number of Jews in Hangzhou. This could be taken to suggest that loyal Jews fled south along with the soon-to-be crowned Emperor Gaozong (Emperor Gaozong of Song China) to Hangzhou. In fact, the 1489 stele mentions how the Jews "abandoned Bianliang" (Kaifeng) after the Jingkang Incident. - Hangzhou Zhejiang WikiPedia:Hangzhou Dmoz:Regional Asia China Zhejiang Hangzhou Commons:Hangzhou
Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham. * '''Confucius Temple'''&mdash; is a mixture of Confucius Memorial and Stele Forest. Hangzhou Confucius Temple is the center of Hangzhou citizens to memorize Confucius and site of holding related ceremonies. It is near to Wushan Square and featured of the classical gardens. * '''Jade Emperor Hill''', (玉皇山公园 ''Yuhuang Shan Gong Yuan'')— One of the least-visited sites in Hangzhou despite its somewhat central location. The main temple on top of the hill is currently under reconstruction (Aug 2008), but still offers a wonderful view of the city and lake below, and has a restaurant next door. There is another temple partway up the hill. The area can provide a quiet escape and a nice hike, as well as the chance to visit one of the few Daoist sites in the area (most other local temples are Buddhist). It is located directly south of Leifeng Pagoda. The main entrance isn't far from the Silk Museum. If you are playing along with the "10 Scenes of the West Lake" scavenger hunt still, the one that applies to the top of this hill is "clouds flying over Jade Emperor Hill". * '''Jingci Temple'''&mdash; Off Nanshan Road, built in 954, the Jingci Temple has a huge 10-ton bell inside. Located on Nanping Road, they ring the bell 108 times here to ring in Chinese New Year. It is also rung every evening for much fewer times. Jingci Temple is the site of the legend of the miraculous well, which can be seen on the grounds of the temple. * '''Leifeng Pagoda''' (雷峰塔)— Located on the shores of the southeast side of the lake and originally built in the year 977, all that remains of the original pagoda is the crumbling foundation, viewable from outside the glass case that it is housed in (Pagoda Remains Memorial Museum at the bottom floor of the pagoda). With escalators, elevators, and a totally new pagoda places on top of the foundation, there is not much to see within the pagoda itself; it was most recently rebuilt in 2000. However, the view of the city skyline is one of the best from here, and some of the smaller seating areas around the perimeter of the pagoda have a nice breeze and view of the structure. One of the 10 Scenes of the West Lake is "Leifeng Pagoda in Evening Glow", but this is best viewed from a distance (across the lake) just after sunset. Keep in mind that the entry fee for the Leifeng Pagoda is very expensive (¥40 person, Oct 2008) and it's not original, just rebuilt, so if your budget is not that huge, consider to not enter the Pagoda. You can still take pictures in front of it. * WikiPedia:Hangzhou Dmoz:Regional Asia China Zhejiang Hangzhou Commons:Hangzhou
showbiz. Zhou's father later explained to media that frequent performances and commercial events had taken a toll on the 20-year-old. "She wants to have time for study and her family," he said. Zhou also admitted that during that time she was immensely unhappy. * Zhou was going to embark on her nationwide college tour promoting her twin albums. In preparation, she has been undergoing rigorous vocal and physical training for months. According to unofficial sources, she is scheduled
, and Dangtu and Wuhu in Anhui.) Unhappy with the situation in China then (see Nanjing decade), he departed for England in 1933, to study for an MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics, focusing on municipal administration, leaving wife and family behind. Kuo Ping-wen was elected three times as Vice-Chairman of the World Education Congress (''Shijie'' ''jiaoyuhui'' 世界教育會) and became the Chairman of its Asian division in 1923. His removal from his presidential post
'', literally "Dragon Well") is the most famous green tea in China. Longjing is divided into seven grades, the two top being Superior (旗枪 ''qiqiang'') and Special (雀舌 ''queshe''), and the rest numbered from 1 down to 5. Prices for the very best stuff are extremely high&mdash; in 2005, a mere 100g plucked from Qing Dynasty emperor Qian Long's personal trees sold for over US$17,000 — but a few cups in a local teahouse shouldn't cost you more than a few dozen yuan. There is a wholesale market in Zhuangtang, however, most of the tea comes from trees outside of the "special" fields in Hangzhou. Prices are ¥15-1,000 500g depending on a multitude of variables. Traditionally, tea from Longjing is best served with spring water from Hupao (虎跑, "Tiger Run"), which is located next to the West Lake. You might have to purchase the tea from the tea shop in Hupao, instead of bringing your own. It's about ¥20 per cup, but you get a thermal full of hot water with the purchase. Do consider mixing the leaves with bottled water, as construction project run off introduces chemicals other than water into the streams. For bars, '''Nanshan Road''' all night every night should keep any visitor occupied. An up-and-coming part of town is on '''Shuguang Road''' has several old and new bars that are a little less hectic than those of Nanshan Road, including local expat hangout Maya Bar, packed-out local You To, rock music bar Travellers, and many more. Shuguang Road runs north from the north-west corner of the Lake. The Huanglong soccer stadium is full of dance performance bars around the perimeter of the building. Bars * WikiPedia:Hangzhou Dmoz:Regional Asia China Zhejiang Hangzhou Commons:Hangzhou
by the lectures of Hu Shi. He entered Tsinghua University in 1931 and came under the influence of Tsiang Tingfu. Since he was responsible for the support of his brother and sister, he was unable to go abroad for study. Wu stayed at Tsinghua as a teaching assistant but began to publish important articles on Ming dynasty history using critical techniques to resolve old controversies and raise new questions. Biography Dai Jin began his life in Hangzhou. Although he studied painting
. * '''Zhejiang Museum''' www.zhejiangmuseum.com en index.jsp , (浙江省博物馆)— is the largest comprehensive museum in Zhejiang province and collects many rarely-seen treasures founded in Zhejiang, especially the celadon porcelains. It shows the elite culture of traditional China in Jiangnan region. The headquarters is located on 25 GuShan Road, on the north side of West Lake Scenic Area. * '''Zhejiang West Lake Gallery''', (浙江西湖美术馆)— is a must-see tourist attraction near to the classic
site of Ping Hu Qiu Yue. Zhejiang West Lake Gallery is a famous art education and exhibition center in Zhejiang province, * '''Wushan Square''', (吴山广场 ''Wu Shan Guang Chang'')— Wushan Square and Wushan Hill are major town centres in Hangzhou. The view from the top is excellent on a clear day, and there are also trails around the hills from behind the pagoda. The pagoda itself has been modernized with an elevator and nice open-air tea house at the top, but the original bell is still
of the lake. There are lots of private gondola rides with varying insurance coverage, range and prices. thumb Sitting on a bench, overlooking West Lake (File:West Lake, Hangzhou.jpg) *
bridges, each with its own distinctive style: Jiehu, Binfeng, Yudai (Jade Belt Bridge), Jing, Lian, and Liu Bridge. Linghu Chong sinks into despair as he is now an outcast of the ''wulin''. After leaving Shaolin he meets a stranger Xiang Wentian, whom he saves from dozens of enemies. Xiang becomes sworn brothers with Linghu and brings him to a manor in Hangzhou, where Linghu meets Ren Woxing (Ren Yingying's father), the former leader of the Sun Moon Holy Cult who was ousted from power
based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, in the People's Republic of China, filed a Chinese trademark application for a hand-written logo of "2000" covering products including garment accessories such as gloves, scarves, and socks. In the spring of 1552 raiding parties of several hundred people attacked all along the coast of Zhejiang. In the summer of 1553 Wang Zhi assembled a large fleet of hundreds of ships to raid the coast of Zhejiang from Taizhou north. Several
pic Hangzhou name.svg piccap "Hangzhou", as written in Chinese picsize 117px c p Hángzhōu l ipa xɑ̌ŋtʂóʊ w Hang-chou psp Hangchow wuu j Hong 4 zau 1 poj Hâng-chiu mi showflag wuu altname Qiantang t2 s2 l2 p2 Qiántáng w2 Ch‘ien-t‘ang mi2 psp2 j2 wuu2 poj2 altname3 Xifu c3 l3 p3 Xīfǔ w3 Hsi-fu mi3 psp3 j3 wuu3 poj3 altname4 Linan t4 s4 l4 p4 Lín'ān w4 Lin-an mi4 psp4 j4 wuu4 poj4 order st '''Hangzhou''' ( It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay on China's coast between Shanghai and Ningbo. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal (Grand Canal (China)) and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium, due in part to its beautiful natural scenery. The city's West Lake is its best-known attraction.
Hangzhou is classified as a sub-provincial city . Zjnews.zjol.com.cn. Retrieved on 2011-08-28. and the built-up area (including the 9 urban districts and the Keqiao (Keqiao District) and Yuecheng districts of Shaoxing) held 8,874,348.