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About Anhui

Anhui Province was established in the sixth year of the Reign of Kangxi Emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1667A.D.). Anhui, the name of the province, is a portmanteau word combining the first characters of Anqing and Huizhou.
  • Huang Binhong

    Huang Binhong was a painter and art theorist who, faced with the challenge of a new society in 20th-century China, incorporated fresh ideas into traditional Chinese painting.
  • Zhu Yuanzhang--Hongwu Emperor

    Zhu Yuanzhang was the founder and first emperor of the Ming dynasty of China. He was born into a desperately poor peasant tenant farmer family in Zhongli Village in the Huai River plain, which is in present-day Fengyang, Anhui Province.
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  • Hua Tuo and Mengzhen Bridge in Mount. Qiyun
    Mount. Qiyun in south Anhui is one of the holy places for Taoists. Mengzhen Bridge (“meng” means “a dream”, and “zhen” means “coming true”) is a stone bridge stretching over a heavily wooded valley in the mountain. Here is a legend about the name of the stone bridge.
  • Hongwu Emperor and the Pond with 12 Water Gates
    The Pond with 12 Water Gates, located in Macheng Town of Huaiyuan County, Bengbu City, used to irrigate farmland around. It got the name for the 12 water gates built in it to store water and discharge flood water. The pond has become farmland and grassland now.