Yang Hu, a pioneer in China's political culture of applying governance by means of virtue.
Yang Hu, courtesy name Shuzi, was a famous military general in the Jin dynasty of China.
Stationed at Xiangyang for ten years, Yang Hu loved his people and won the respect from the people and even his enemies with his personal charm.
Yang Hu loved Xiangyang's beautiful landscape. He often visited Mountain Xian and wrote many poems to express his love to this land.
Crown Prince Zhaoming
Complier of the Wen Xuan (also called Selections of Refined Literature) ̶ one of the earliest anthologies of Chinese poetry and literature.
Xiao Tong, the Prince Zhaoming, was born in Xiangyang. He was the oldest son of Emperor Wu of Liang.
The Prince Zhaoming devoted his life to compiling the Wen Xuan, the earliest literary compendium of early Classical Chinese poetry.
The Wen Xuan has a profound influence on later generations. It had been a must-read for all the young men in preparation for literary examinations by the early 8th century.
The Prince Zhaoming Towner was built in the center of the ancient Xiangyang city more than 1000 years ago in memory of the Prince.
昭明太子, 生于襄阳, 中国第一部诗文总集《昭明文选》编撰者。
Prince Zhaoming, born in Xiangyang, complier of the Wen Xuan
A famous landscape poet in the Tang dynasty
Meng Haoran, born in Xiangyang, is often mentioned with Wang Wei, due to their prominence as landscape poets.
Instead of pursuing an official career, Meng Haoran spent most of his life in Xiangyang and wrote about 200 poems to praise the beauty of his hometown.
No poet has ever described Xiangyang landscape so vivid and touching like him. People loved his poems so much that they call him by the name of the city - "Meng Xiangyang".
Meng Haoran, handed down about 200 poems about Xiangyang
I heard the voice from the ancient city
The totems of the times
tell us the stories long ago
Architecture is living history
telling the stories of this ancient city
There is something connection between ancient and modern times
The spirit of this city derived from the same source
which we can see from the splendid history of a thousand years
The spirit of Xiangyang gives us endless nurture
Because of this wonderful land
we are moved and inspired by
the benevolence of Yang Hu
literal in the Wen Xuan
The poems of Meng Haoran
All of these are always with us
Xiangyang, a city worth visiting