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King Qian Liu of Wuyue Kingdom 2017-05-08
Qian Liu is one of the famous natives of Hangzhou and the founder of the Wuyue Kingdom during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. He ruled roughly present Zhejiang Province as a king for 41 years. During his period, Wuyue prospered economically and lead the rest of Jiangnan area in such businesses as fishery, salt trading and silk production. This land of happiness ruled by King Qian Liu was the cradle of a wealth of talents who in turn contributed to its unique regional culture that continues to this day. Besides developing the region’s agriculture, expanding Hangzhou and building seawalls, King Qian Liu also built an embankment against the furious Qiantang River Tidal bore, to which an interesting folklore has been devoted.

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