Zhou Shu’An 周淑安

Zhou Shu’An was born in 1894 at 35 Huangyan road on Gulangyu Island. Her father, Zhou Zhi De, was a priest. Zhou Shu’ An was talented for singing, and she had risen in the world  at the age of 14 when she sang the song ‘Xing Tiao Qi Yong Bu Luo’ to welcome an American navy ship. The […]

Yin Cheng Zong 殷承宗

In 1941, Yin Cheng Zong was born on Kulangsu (Gulangyu) Island. In spring 1950, Yin Cheng Zong hosted his first “9-year-old piano solo concert” at the [A.R.C.M. Girls’ Middle School]. Yin Cheng Zong showed his gift for music at a very young age. In 1962, he won the second place in the prestigious Second Tchaikovsky International Piano […]

Gang Zai Hou Beach (Gang Zai Hou Sha Tan 港仔后沙滩)

This is the biggest and most popular beach on Kulangsu. It was once a popular spot for outdoor concerts. Stand in the middle of Gang Zai Hou’s golden sands, and you’ll be surrounded on all sides by wonders. To your left, lies a thicket of bearded coconut palms, the graceful green-roofed pagodas of the Shu […]

Lin Qiao Zhi 林巧稚

One of the pioneering gynecologists in China and in the world, Kulangsu native Lin Qiao Zhi delivered more than fifty thousand babies in her life. In 1901, Lin Qiao Zhi was born in a teacher family. She went to her elementary school at the age of six and went to Hai Bin Teacher’s School at the age of twelve. […]