Zhuge Village

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Zhuge
诸葛村
Village
Country People's Republic of China
Province Zhejiang
Prefecture-level city Jinhua
County-level city Lanxi
Town Zhuge (诸葛)
Zhuge Village
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Zhuge Village or Zhugecun (Chinese: 诸葛村) is a historic Chinese village located in Zhuge (诸葛), Lanxi, Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China.[1][2] Originally called Gaolong (高隆), the village changed its name to Zhuge during the Ming Dynasty due to the prevalence of the Zhuge surname among the villagers. The residents claim they are the descendants of the famed Shu Han chancellor Zhuge Liang of the 3rd century CE. The village was designated a national heritage site in 1996, and contains relics which are 700 years old.[3]

Population[edit]

"The majority of villagers living in Zhuge Village today constitute a full quarter of Zhuge Liang’s remaining 16,000 46th- to 55th-generation descendants."[3] According to the population census completed in the end of 1992, there are about 890 families and 2879 people in the village.

Architectural composition[edit]

The architectural composition of Zhuge Village is very rare and peculiar. Buildings are arranged in an orderly fashion, according to the bagua principles of feng shui, earning it the title of Zhuge Bagua Village.[4] The buildings are imposing and majestic structures. The unique skyline of the village was designed to commemorate Zhuge Liang by a descendant during the Southern Song dynasty, Zhuge Dashi (诸葛大狮).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2016年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:诸葛镇 [2016 Statistical Area Numbers and Rural-Urban Area Numbers: Zhuge Town] (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 330781104200 121 诸葛村委会 
  2. ^ 诸葛镇 [Zhuge Town]. 行政区划网站 www.xzqh.org (in Simplified Chinese). 行政区划网站/区划地名网站 (Administrative Divisions Web/District Geographic Names Web). 6 December 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 镇政府驻诸葛村。{...}【2011年代码及城乡分类】330781104:{...}~200 121诸葛村{...} 
  3. ^ a b Zhang Hong. "Zhuge Bagua Village, Living Monument to an Ancient Sage and Master Strategist". China Today. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Zhuge Bagua Village - China culture". Retrieved 2012-03-08. 

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Coordinates: 29°14′50.3″N 119°17′59.6″E / 29.247306°N 119.299889°E / 29.247306; 119.299889