Stories of Binggou
【The two heroes
the end of Western Han Dynasty, Xiongnu-a nomadic
pastoralist people , invaded Binggou when two
generals-Qin Fang-yu and Han Sha-tong were holding
their marriage. In order to guard the motherland,
they immediately stopped the marriage and led
the army to fight against invaders. In one-year
war, these two generals died on battle field.
Their followers buried them in Binggou. Afterwards,
Guangwudi emperor confered these generals as
two heroes in Binggou.
Han Dynasty, the northern barbarous nation,
Xiongnu chieftain, Huhanxie became a subject
of the Han Empire, he asked the Emperor
to grant him a Han beauty as his empress.
To consolidate the relations with the Xiongnu,
Emperor Yuan acceded to the request. He
chose Wang Zhao-Jun as the bride for Huhanxie.
Departed from Changan, she traveled beyond
the Great Wall to the land of the Xiongnu.
When she reached the edge of Maowusu Desert,
she realized that she would never come back
in her lifetime. Her tears immediately rolled
down her cheeks. In order to memorize the
hometown, she scattered the seeds of date
trees in Binggou area. Several years later,
these seeds grew to be big tress, which
faced towards west. It
| seemed that these trees
were looking forward to
| their hometown.
From then on, people called these trees
221BC, the emperor Qingshihuang unified China
and some areas in Nixia such as Wushirong and
Yiqurong became the counties of Qin Dynasty.
A businessman in Wushirong called Wu Shi-luo
did livestock and silk exchanging business,
which influenced local economy. People there
began to develop husbandry. At that time, the
emperor Qingshihuang encouraged people to do
business, so Wu Shi-luo was authorized to have
the power to visit the emperor at any time.
A businessman was recorded in history because
of wealth, which was rare in history of Qin