Reported by Yan Chengbei and Yue Wengang (http://www.xnnews.com.cn)
There are many ancient houses in Daguo Village on Huangpao Mountain of Tanghu Town in Tongcheng. They have a long history. According to the legend saying that a pearl of the heaven falls into the earth, and it falls into the Daguo village in the Huangpao Mountain. And for this reason, this place is also called Pearl Nest. According to the record of Huangs’ genealogy, a gifted youth Huang Tingjian once lived here in seclusion, and there were many descendents lived here sharing the same first name “Huang”.
Huang Tingjian or Huang Luzhi is a person in Xiushui county of Jiangxi Province. He is the founder of Jiangxi poetic school which was popular for quite a time. Among the poetic circle in the Northern Song Dynasty, he enjoys the same popularity as Ou-yang Hsiu, Wang Anshi and Su Shi. They are called “Su Huang”
Up till now, there are still some ancient buildings in Daguo village whose gates have the words “Luzhi Residence”. They were first built in the Northern Song Dynasty, and were rebuilt by the Wangs’ about 100 years ago, and they are well- preserved at present.
Although the rain gush brought grief to the people of Tongcheng County, it also washed off the camouflage secular of Huangpao Mountain and made the pearl shining.
Driving up along the winding road, we could see verdant and lush trees clouds and mists in the mountains through the window of the car. Reflecting the glistening light of waves, they made you relaxed and happy.
Besides the former home of Huang Tingjian, there are many human landscapes in Daguo Village, such as the “Wengding Residence”-- the former home of Wu Shouping; the wonder child of Jiangnan region; “Fagui study” which was first built in the Han Dynasty; the ancient stage of Pearl Nest and the Tomb of revolution’s mother Huang Jiu etc.
At the tomb of Great Mother Huang Ju, we feel as if we came back to the warring years, in which the great mother sent her five children to the army successively and they all sacrificed for the revolution. Many people are moved by the spirit of sacrifice and understanding of the important principle thoroughly of mother Huang Ju.
Now, an upsurge of constructing the socialism new village is appearing in Daguo Village. There are green trees and beautiful building beside the road. And the cement roads reach every village. The total mileage is 4.5 kilometers. All the families are accessible to clean water, and altogether 80 families are accessible to methane. Having seized the opportunities brought by the “oil tea country” created by Tongcheng County, Daguo Villagers reclaim the waste hills and wastelands to plant 500 mu of oil tea which will bring thick incomes to the farmers.
Daguo Village has developed the unique breeding relying on the natural resource advantage. They have also bred the wild goat relying on the special environment of Huangpao Mountain. There are over 600 sheep at present in the favor of the guests and merchants. Dapanshan Reservoir not only bears the responsibility for generating electricity but also is a natural fish pond which can produce over 10 thousand kilograms of high quality fish.
The villagers’ income is increasing year by year and so are their well-beings. There are all together 1886 villagers in the village. Last year, the average income reached 4,000 yuan.