Dong'e County

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Dong'e County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified 东阿县
 • Traditional 東阿縣
 • Pinyin Dōng'ē Xiàn
Dong'e County is located in Shandong
Dong'e County
Dong'e County
Location in Shandong
Coordinates: 36°20′0″N 116°15′0″E / 36.33333°N 116.25000°E / 36.33333; 116.25000Coordinates: 36°20′0″N 116°15′0″E / 36.33333°N 116.25000°E / 36.33333; 116.25000
Country China
Province Shandong
Prefecture Liaocheng
Area
 • Total 799 km2 (308 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 420,000
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 252200
Area code(s) 0635

Dong'e County falls under the jurisdiction of Liaocheng Prefecture-level city, in the Shandong Province of China. It is located on the left (northern) bank of the Yellow River, some 100 km upstream from the provincial capital Jinan.

The county is regionally and nationally renowned for the production of Ejiao, a donkey-hide gelatine used in traditional Chinese medicine. According to a ca. 1723 account by the French Jesuits Dominique Parrenin, there was a well in this county which was normally kept closed and sealed, and which was only opened when water was taken to be used in preparation of Ejiao for the emperor's court.[1]

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  1. ^ Gobien, Charles Le; Halde, Jean-Baptiste Du; Querbeuf, Yves Mathurin Marie Tréaudet de; Maréchal, Nicolas; Patouillet, Louis (1819), Lettres Édifiantes Et Curieuses, Écrites Des Missions Étrangères: Mémoires de la Chine, Volume 10 of Lettres Édifiantes Et Curieuses, Écrites Des Missions Étrangères, Lettres Édifiantes Et Curieuses, Écrites Des Missions Étrangères (in French) (reprint ed.), J. Vernarel, pp. 479–481  (E xian (for Dong'e) Ejiao are transcribed Ngo-hien and Ngo-kiao, under the transcription system then in use).