Notable Figures from Qianshan County
Category:History and Culture

Qianshan County has a long history and is the birthplace of many notable figures who have had a significant impact on China's political, economic, cultural and artistic landscape and made profound contributions to its civilisation and culture.

The famous astronomer and mathematician Wang Fan, from the Three Kingdom's Period, the Late Tang poet Cao Song, and  the Song Dynasty Prime Minister Wang Gui were all born here. Since the Qing Dynasty, notable figures have included the inventor of opera Cheng Changgeng, the novelist Zhang Henshui, the queen of acrobatics, Xia Juhua, the opera artist Yan Fengying famous for performing ''The Tale of Seven Fairies  '', and Huangmei Opera's contemporary artist Han Zaifen. They are the sons and daughters of Tianzhu Moutain, enriching the region's culture. Today's Qianshan museum features Cheng Changgeng exhibition hall and Zhang Henshui Memorial.


The originator of the modern opera - Cheng Changgeng

Famous Huangmei Opera performing artist - Han Zaifen

Famous Huangmei Opera performing artist - Yan Fengying

Writer Zhang Henshui

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