Goo Hok Chyun, Kung Seong Doo, Chungshan

I believe that I found our town for Chock Family

Verbally, our town is Goo Hok Chyun, Kung Seong Doo, Chungshan.  This is Cantonese

Chungshan is the district in Guangdong province.

Kung Seong Doo is the district which I think has changed.

Goo Hok is the village.  Chyun  (village).

In Mandarin, it is pronounced GuHe Cun


Kung Seong Doo is one of the administrative districts of Chungshan.  Chungshan was named Heungshan pre 1911.  Doo is a district so Kung Seong Doo is one of 10.  In 1911, there were slight boundry changes and doo became ‘kee’.  There were 9 districts.  Kung Seong Doo became #6 precinct.  I guess it would be called no 6 kee now.  I haven’t found a map that states these precincts or districts today, but I did find maps of the ‘doo’s.

Each of these districts then had ‘villages’ within them called chuen (jyutping) or cun (pinyin).

You may see Heung (jyutping) that is a subdistrict made up of one or more villages.

I found several maps of Chung Shan ‘doo’ or ‘kee’ districts:  One of them from Wai Jane Char’s ‘Geography of Kwangtung Province for Hawaii Residents’ ( a good read) indicates ‘Goo Hok’ on the left or west side of Kung Seong Doo.





I found this map 1954 army map which indicates Ku-Hao.   In the middle next to Mao-wan. I put the larger map also..



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Google maps indicates that this area is Guhecun

guhecun, near Zhongshan, Guangdong, China

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Satellite Map

Here is a link that has a satellite Map of Guhe along with Panoramio pictures that other people have uploaded to the site of Guhe


of a map and pictures of the town.





I think that this pic is Guhe on top of the building.


Gu He (pinyin) or Gu Hok  (jyutping)

The character for Gu is

It is pronounced Gu in pinyin and jyutping.  It means

1] old; classic; ancient; antiquated; antiquity [2] not following current customs or practices [3] a Chinese family name

He (pinyin) or Hok (jyutping) can be written like this.



It means ‘crane’


You may also see or hear the word

cyun/chuen (jyutping) or cun  (pinyin)  following Guhe or Guhok

This means village.

[1] village; countryside; hamlet
[2] vulgar; coarse
[3] naive; simple-minded
[4] [v] embarrass
[5] [v] scold

Other variations: