Here are some history on Goon Tong or Kwun Tong Village (Official Pond Village)
This is the Chock and Sai home village
1. Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s first wife came from this town.
Ancient Villages in Southern China Series thirty-two: official village
[Figure / text Wu Putian]
Kwun Tong is located in Zhuhai Tangjiawan town, because of its mountains (seven slopes) and the sea (Bay), there are seven stars on the potential, hence the saying “Seven ground.” After 1300 years ago, Tsai fishing village in this opening; a hundred years later, another Zhuoshi from Putian, Fujian moved to, because Cho’s second-generation ancestor as “strict concept of public”, whichever is homophonic, then named the “Seven places “as the Kwun Tong.
Today, more than 2,400 villagers to Kwun Tong Zhuo, She surname based, but as a former small fishing village, “Dan Man” (also called “water wood”) is always like driftwood-like drift to, and if the tide receded So, Kwun Tong surname is particularly complex, the village’s “Family Names” on the stone, engraved in Kwun Tong live and work there are over 96 surnames.
Ming and Qing dynasties population surge, due to population pressure, the Central Plains immigrants have migrated to the south, also fishing peasant villagers began Kwun Tong. Conversion mode of production has also brought cultural changes, more people began to settle and multiply in Kwun Tong, ancestral temples gradually beefing, clan culture had become the climate, such as “Cho’s big genealogy” is not only intact, but Continuation continued. On the concept of village office corridor, Kwun Tong, retired elementary school teacher 卓炳 right shows the three months he transcribed “Cho’s big genealogy ‘scroll, a total of more than 60 meters, amazing.
Because adjacent to Macau, Kwun Tong have trend of the first early in the Qing Dynasty, many children of farmers on the new school, dispatches abroad, determined to industrial nation. Today’s official village has many built in the Early Republic of reinforced concrete structures bungalows, villas, built in the 1915’s rural councils, as well as residential wood blinds, several kilometers of Stone Street, is this class was learning there The epigenetic benefit Xiang Zi into a masterpiece. However, if asked how many Kwun Tong had a history of celebrity, the villagers would most likely include Sun Yat-sen’s first wife Lu Mu Chen, who will be mentioned a little insight famous modern bridge engineers, designers Zhuoguan Pei Guangzhou Haizhu Bridge.
In the eighties, Kwun Tong, as was the party secretary of the village of hanging points, got a lot of benefits and support, such as the levy system when the land is zoned for “production and living space” in the village next to the village on discretionary much, Kwun Tong thereby adding to the potential for further development, has become the first town Tangjiawan billion village. Due to the direct benefit from the leadership’s concern, Kwun Tong cadres try to avoid total discredit the leadership of the face of things, including consciously get rid of “feudal superstition”, large and small shrine closed doors over the years, a few years ago spontaneously beefing village Patriarch (Hui Neng) Temple, cadres also secretly blocked. Zhuobing right to say, trying to “Zhuo’s big Genealogy” scroll fired tiles affixed to the wall, so that future generations the memory of their ancestors, brothers outside money is donated, but the village is not promised to show places.
Kwun Tong Virgins Temple doorway couplet reads: “One path pines seasons Huayu, half booths coldest five nights of frost,” was beautiful, but why always with the bitter cold to kindness, warmth end not with earthly counterparts?
[图 / 文 吴莆田]
The Guangdong Zhuhai Kwun Tong Zhuo surname from Abas Lane