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Residence of Chiu Liang-Kung
Residence of Chiu Liang-Kung(view the full size image in the new window)Residence of Chiu Liang-Kung(view the full size image in the new window)

Chiu Liang-kung, also named Yu-yun or Chuochai, was a native of Houpu.
Though having lost his father at a tender age, Chiu was a gentle, modest, and humble person. He treated his mother with special care and respect and even tasted his mother’s excrement to see if she had recovered from her illness. He threw himself into the military on reaching adulthood and was thought highly of by Li Fan-yuan (who once held a position as commander of Kinmen), cracking down on pirates and bringing peace to the coastal waters near Fujian and Zhejiang. He presented himself to the then emperor. Afterwards, he died at Weiyang at the age
of 49 and got conferred upon a title of Chian Wei General, which was followed by a state funeral ceremony. His son, Lian-en, inherited the honorary title from his father. The residence, located in the middle section of Wuchiang Street at Kincheng Township, is the Chiu family’s ancestral home, inside which is a square bronze mirror as well as two pieces of stone inscribed with “Sheng Zhi (Imperial Edict).”
Each piece of stone is 61 centimeters high and 85 centimeters wide, while the size of each character inscribed on the stone is 12 square centimeters. It is said that the then emperor learned of Chiu’s poor family house and granted him permission to build another mansion, and that the two pieces of stone were bestowed on Chiu by the emperor for being put in front of the mansion. The residence includes a house in the center, four wing rooms on either side, an annex attached to the left side of the main house, and brick-roofed walls. The building materials of the main body include bricks and stone plates, and the form of the construction is “Ying Shan Ke Lin (load bearing walls).”

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